Directory List


Directory List

The directory list resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer, with the difference that it shows directories and files sorted by size descending. At the top you see the directories and files, which use up most space. When you expand a directory, its subdirectories are shown again sorted by size, and so on.


  • Name. This column shows the names of the files and directories and their tree structure.
  • Size. For files, this is the size of the file, in bytes. For directories, this is the size of the subtree, that is the sum of the sizes of all subdirectories and files.
  • Subtree Percentage. This column shows, how the size of a subtree is composed of the sizes of the sub-items. This information is comparable only within one level and is always related to the expanded parent item.
    [During the scanning, this column shows either a pacman or the number of read jobs to do for the subtree.]
  • Percentage. The same information as in "Subtree Percentage", in percent.
    [During the scanning, this column can optionally show the time spent for the subtree so far.]
  • Files. Number of files in the subtree.
  • Subdirs. Number of sub-directories in the subtree.
  • Items. Number of items in the subtree. Sum of "Files" and "Subdirs".
  • Last Change. Date of the last modification in the subtree.
  • Attributes. File/folder attributes. R = read-only, H = hidden, S = system, A = archive, C = compressed, E = encrypted.


In the column "Name" you can expand and collapse the directories by a mouse click on the little boxes with + and -, as in the Windows Explorer. A click on a name selects an item. After that you can navigate in the tree with the arrow keys.

The treemap always highlights the selected item with a frame.

If you select a file, the extension list automatically shows its type.

The sorting can be set with a mouse click on a column header.