Deleting large hidden files

As we talked about Megas hard drives were hopefully a dozen Gigabytes so we kept things on the CD’s and then we had to find a sort of Google of CD’s that we say “where was that song.” In time you got used to order both – well, actually we had no other – and the truth is that you end up doing things very fast and finding everything. They were good times.

But when we started talking about the HD’s standard Gigas started coming with the ability to store hundreds of them. In my case, I lost that order and over the years I ended up putting a directory within another directory, and then, all within another directory.

The issue is that the discs more or Teras Gigas having filled, and the culprits are, in the vast majority of large files. That’s why when I fill the disks use WinDirStat to peep where it left something behind and fly.

disks use WinDirStat to peep where it left something behind and fly

This program creates a “graphic map” (as if non-graphical maps) with rectangles whose size corresponds to the size of the files on the disk. But this takes a few minutes and sees how it goes through the subdirectories PACMAN.

For example, I found a Debian distribution for Raspberry Pi 2GB and weighing nearly was lost in the sea of directories.

Then it’s go gossiping and checking. The software allows you to zoom in on some directories, the fact is that this disk to check the graphics is very intuitive and in a while we get to clean it many, many old things and you are not going to use.

WinDirStat is free and available for Windows, but for GNU / Linux its developers recommend KDirStat and OSX Disk Inventory X or GrandPerspective.

Recommended, especially if they have SSD that usually fill faster.