It is intended for the global control of resources of your hard disk - by the occupied space, free space, change by appearance or disappearance of files and directories, constructions of tops that will help to find the unused ones,the biggest either the oldest or new files. It will enable you to avoid unexpected events of the disk overflow, change of the system files by viruses or a contamination of the system by old and unused files.
The Tab System is intended for the control of disk space. The button is intended to create or change the History - the root object of the tree displayed at the left. The whole work starts with it in this window. If there are no objects in the tree, or there is a name in the input field History Name which does not belong to any object and it is not an empty line, then a new history will be created there by pressing this button. If there is the name of already existing object in the input field its properties will be updated .
To view the properties of any object in the tree it is necessary to click on it with the mouse, then depending on the allocated object the required tag will open, only if the button is not in the pressed status (in this case switching of tabs of properties will be blocked) .
So, if you clicked on:
-- object of the History - the tab History will open and all properties of this object will be displayed in its elements.
-- object Scan, the tab Pie will open and all accessible disk space of system and total volume of disks will be displayed on the circular diagram.
-- object of disk (C:\) the tab Pie will open and the sections Free and Busy accordingly will be shown on the circular diagram, graphically , with the indication of percents, you will see, what occupied place on the disk you have.
../img/ -- object Busy, the tab Pie will open and you will see the root catalogue of the disk on the circular diagram.
-- object of the directory (C:\xxx) the tab Pie will open and you will see all contents of the directory on the circular diagram, with the indication of percents of space occupied with subdirectories and files. Clicking on sector of the appropriate directory, you may view its contents on the new diagram. The appropriate branch will be developed on the tree. To return back one can click on the tree or to take advantage of the panel of navigation for movement forward or backward along the passed way.
-- one of affiliated nodes of object Log The tab Line will open and the history of occurrence, change and deleting of object with the indication of its size and an exact times will be displayed on the linear diagram.
The main toolbar:
- The button of scanning is similar to button Scan on the tab History , it starts scanning the History selected in the tree depending on its kind. If the History is empty and the checkbox Exclusive is not marked on the tab History,the History will be global and nodes with the computer name, time of scanning and all accessible disk stores with nodes of the free and occupied space will be added in it.
If the History is not empty, the rescanning and comparison will take place, if any changes will be found, they will be written down into the Log-.
Scanning will be started only if the History is not in process of other scanning. The availability of the pregressbar signals about it, that is near of the History unit.
- The button of scanning of the disk is similar to button Scan Selected Disk on the tab History, starts scanning the occupied space of the chosen disk, after that the node of the tree Busy of the selected disk has affiliated units - it becomes nonempty (if there is something on the disk).
Scanning will be started only if the History is not in process of other scanning. The availability of the pregressbar signals about it, that is near of the History node.
- The button of the History storage.
- The button of the Duplicate storage.
- The button of the History loading from the file.
- The button of deleting of the selected node of the tree.
- The button of deleting of affiliated nodes of the selected unit of the tree.
- The button of all trees deletion.
- The button of blocking of contextual switching of tabs is applied if necessary to fill the property of Search Mask on the tab History, properties Where on the tab Events and properties Mask on the tab Top - in all these input fields the ways of files or directories will occur which you will select on the tree of the History, that will relieve you of necessity to fill or copy them manually.
- The button Abort is intended for interruption of all operations of scanning, they may take long time depending on the size and fullness of the disks.
- The button of scanning of all accessible disks is similar to button Scan All Disks on the tag History.
- The button of closing of ControlCenter window
- The button of records in the click-list, if it is in the pressed condition - all your clicks on units of the tree will be listed, that then one can make certain collective actions with these objects - for example, to delete all at once. It is convenient, if objects are in different places and they cannot be allocated simultaneously, therefore it is necessary to allocate each object separately to start process of deletion or moving, to pass to the following object etc. Now you may collect them all in one place, make certain that nothing has been overlooked and to start one process of processing.
The tab Pie is intended to display the circular diagrams of objects of the History with the purpose to estimate the distribution of total amount of the occupied disk space between files and directories.
The circular diagram displays current object, allocated in the tree of the History , except for the object of the History and object Log. By clicking with the mouse on any sector of the diagram, it is possible to fall down on the following underlying level of the tree - for example - clicking on sector which represents a folder, you fall down in this folder, and the diagram will display its contents. The appropriate unit on the tree of the History will be simultaneously developed. Or one can click on object on the tree and the diagram will display its contents.
To return back one can do with the help of the panel of the navigation which is writing down all your movings or the tree of the History.
All your moving along the directories, both with the help of the diagram, and with the help of the tree, are recorded also in the list on the tab TopClickList. Subsequently you may move, delete, empty or rename them, using tools of this tab.
At the pressed button the panel of adjustment of the diagram on the right will be seen:
SpinEdit TooSmall allows to not overload the diagram with excessive fine details if to reduce it value, the fineer objects contained in the directory which may very much become visible. If the relative size of the file or the directory in percentage of the whole volume of the parental directory less the number of TooSmall, it gets into this section and is not shown.
SpinEdits Z Rot allows to rotate the diagram around the axis, a perpendicular plane of the screen for the best survey of the overlapped labels or marks - yellow rectangular with names of files and their parameters. Rotations also can be achieved by horizontal moving of the mouse on the diagram field, holding the left key of the mouse and the button Shift .
SpinEdits X and Y allow to stretch or compress the diagram to increase across or vertical line, accordingly, if the button is pressed, then the proportions will be stored at changes.
The same effects can be achieved by horizontal or vertical moving of the mouse on the diagram field, holding the left key of the mouse and the button Alt .
Spin Edit Zoom allows to scale the diagram, at that if the button is in the pressed position fonts are scaled also.
The same effects can be achieved by vertical moving of the mouse on the diagram field, holding the left key of the mouse and the button Ctrl .
SpinEdit Y Rot allows to turn the diagram about the axis, parallel to the bottom side of the screen. One can achieve rotations also by vertical moving of the mouse on the diagram field, holding the left key of the mouse and the button Shift .
The button , if it is pressed, the text on the diagram will be scaled together with the diagram, otherwise it remains the constant size.
The button allows to cancel all user adjustments of the diagram and to return it into its initial condition by applying adjustments " by default" .
The panel of navigation remembers your movement on the tree of the History and allows to make them again - forward and backward. Counters on the label of the tab TopClickList allow to see the number of steps and the current step. By pressing on the button you may clear the counter off the passed units of the way.
The strip of scrolling allows to displace the diagram across - one can do it simply by moving the diagram with the mouse too.
The vertical strip of scrolling allows to displace the diagram on a vertical line - one can do it simply by moving the diagram with the mouse too.
The tab Line is intended to display tyhe objects changes of the file system in time. On the first unit of the diagram of any object its initial size will be displayed on the subsequent units - its increments - with plus or minus. The diagram can conveniently be scaled and shifted with the help of strips of scrolling below and on the right.
In windows X and Y the time and the size in the point where the cursor of the mouseis, are displayed, that allows to find out precisely - what, when and how mich has changed.
The button in the right bottom corner allows to switch off the marks display, if there are many of them and they prevent you.
The tab History is intended to create, view and change the properties of the History. Any change in the elements of this tab made by you, come into force only after your confirmation by pressing the button in the bottom of the window. All changes will be enrolled into the properties of the Current object of the history, its name is displayed in the window of editing of History Name and on the panel of the tree it is marked by a red rectangular. After all changes are entered, the icon of diskette will appear near the icon of the History - as a reminder that this object has some not stored properties. If this object property is assigned to save automatically, with the help of the selection of AutoSave checkbox on the tab Options, and the way of storage and the file name is assigned, the icon of diskette will disappear in one second, after the changes will be saved in the file.
Otherwise, one can press the button on the Main toolbar and to save the History manually.
The panel Shedule serves to make the schedule of scanning performance of the Group.
SubDirs If it is marked, all subdirectories of the root catalogue will be scanned. Otherwise only the direct contents of the root catalogue.
Exclusive If it is marked, the button Select Exclusive and checkbox Enable Notify begins to be accessible. It means, that this History will be held not for the whole disk, only for a separate directory which should be selected in the window appearing by pressing on the button Select Exclusive, that is the separate directory and its contents will be scanned only. Such exclusive directories may be several in one History. Also one can switch tracing of notices of the file system by the checkbox Enable Notify.
Enable Notify If it is marked, the rescanning of the History will be made after the signal reception of the notice from the file system about any changes in the directory, their list is submitted on the panel Notify Change Filters. It is necessary to tick the required filters of notices, tick the checkbox and press the button, after that the icon of this History will appear on the tab Jobs in the list Notify, then one can start the stream of notices listening, ticking the checkbox near to the name of the History.
The history may contain any number of exclusive directories, but tracing for the notices will be made only for one - the first in the list or the uppermost in the tree.
AutoSave If it is marked, all changes of the History are stored in the file automatically. According to the way and the name of the file specified in the field Save Path. This field can be filled manually but at confirmation of this checkbox selection the Save Dialog itself will fill it.
Rescan Allways It is applied to the not exclusive History, because the exclusive History at everyone rescanning is checked completely, as the directory, in contrast to the disk device, cannot inform about changing of its size. To scan again the big disk with hundreds thousand files is not always required, therefore, by default, the disk rescanning is made only if the size Busy has changed, - the occupied space of the disk and if the disk has already been scanned by the button pressing Scan Selected Disk or , that is node Busy already has the affiliated units. If this checkbox is marked, the rescanning is made even if the size has not been changed, but preliminary scanning should be in any way, otherwise it is not meaningful to rescan, - the new condition should be compared with previous one.
Enable Shedule It allows to assign the Histories with the status of the Task, afterwards it appears on the tab Jobs and can be executed under the schedule, given on the Schedule panel . After the checkbox will be selected, The schedule will start on the opposite side to the History name on the tab Jobs, and in the same place in the field Count Down the reverse countdown will begin before the start of the next rescanning.
The panel File Attributes serves to select the objects attributes, the search of which will be conducted at the History scanning - these are the standard attributes of the objects of Windows. By default, if you have not selected other, the attribute Any File is considered as a selected one, it means, that all existing files, directories, latent and system objects will be found.
The panel Notify Change Filters serves to select the filters of system events at supervision over any directory at the selected checkbox Enable Notify.
The panel Search Mask serves to define a kind of names of the objects , the search of which will be conduct at the History scanning - by default * means all names, and C:\Dir\* means all names beginning on C:\Dir\* - that is the contents of this directory. In general the standard rules of the mask making are applied the mask making are applied.
The button Select Exclusive becomes accessible at the checkbox Exclusive selection and opens the window of the directory selection.
The button Scan Selected Disk is similar to the button of the main toolbar and starts the scanning of the disk store, selected on the tree.
Button Scan is similar to the button of the main toolbar and starts scanning the History. If the History is empty, it has only one affiliated node - Log, the initial scanning of the system will take place and the units of the system will be added to unit of the History, as well as time of scanning and units of all accessible stores, beginning with the disk C:\ . Further you may choose any disk and scan it with the button Scan Selected Disk or .If the History is not empty, the rescanning will start.
Button Events is a caller for the window Events which purposed for customization of actions before and after scanning and in case of any events and on reaching some parameters.
The tab TopClickList is intended to construct the tops, or ratings of files or directories and allows to move or delete these objects at once. Also it accumulates the list of objects of files and directories, which you clicked with the mouse in the tree of the History or the Pie diagram for the further work with these objects by means of this tab.
Columns of the list of objects :
At allocation in the list of object where Move stands in the column Action, the button becomes accessible - with the help of which one is required to choose a new folder for relocatable object if one does not make it, the object will not be moved anywhere.
At allocation in the list of object where Rename stands in the column Action, the button becomes accessible to call dialogue of renaming, if one does not take an advantage of it, the object will not be renamed. Take a note that in the file name there should not be symbols \ / : * ? " < > | .
The tab Jobs is intended to control the carried out tasks. At the left on the panel Schedule the existing tasks are displayed. Any object may become as a Task - the History or Group of Synchronization - which should be carried out under Schedule or under the external event, for example under the notice of file system. If you will assign the schedule of Histories (Enable Schedule) performance or notice Enable Notify, it becomes the task and will appear in the list.
In column Status the current status of the task will be shown, whether it is executed or not, and in column Execution the course of execution of the task will be shown, when it will be executed . In the column CountDown, the reverse countdown prior to the beginning of task execution will be shown, if the task has been started by the checkbox selection near to its name .
If you will appoint to the exclusive History tracking for notices of file system by the checkbox Enable Notify selection and confirm your choice with button OK, it the also becomes the task and will appear in the list on panel Notify and in the column Dir Name the name of the directory will appear. One can start a stream of notices tracking by the checkbox selection at the left of the Name of the task.
In lists of tasks the Groups of Synchronization of the Window GroupSync may appear, as they may be executed under the schedule as well or after reception of notices of file system, the single difference will be only that Groups of Synchronization may have any number of directories in the group and on every one the tracking of notices may be individually adjusted.
If by clicking with the mouse under the task, in the right list the history of starts of the Task will be shown, which is stored together with it in the file . And in the first column of the list besides the textual description there will be an icon indicating the reason or the initiator of start of the Task displayed as well:
- The task has been started manually.
- The task was started under the Notice.
- the task has been started under the Schedule.
The history in itself has no the history of start, but receives it only for that period while becomes as a Task. The group of Synchronization has the history of starts always - whether it was a Task or not.
On the bottom panel of the tab Jobs there are the following:
Button Execute it allows to start execution of any Task allocated on the tag.
Panel Starter Filter allows to establish the history of events filtration and to look through only what are necessary for you.
Panel Schedule reflects the schedule of the task performance and allows to change it, not switching on other panels or windows.
Panel Save defines the parameters of the history of tasks storage. In the field Last the number is displayed, and radiobuttons - the number of that is displayed in the field - Items number of records, or Days - number of days for which the records will be stored, and all outgoing for this number will be deleted.
Button OK confirms the inserted changes - if you want the changes of the schedule have come into force - just press it.
The Status Bar in the left panel displays the allocated nodes of the tree, further the total number in the list of objects is displayed (files and directories), received at the disks scanning, this amount may be rather big, depending on volume, quantity and system disks filling.
Further the current quantity of units in the tree is specified, creation of units for all tens or hundreds thousand objects of the list may occupy tens and hundreds Mbytes of operative memory, therefore only the minimal required quantity is created dynamically, only those, which parental units are unwrapped.
At the parental units rapping their invisible children are deleted at once, you will see it on the counter at once. The following panel specifies the quantity of operative memory occupied with objects of the list, and gives rough representation about the amount of the disk space, required to store the tree on the disk.