Where is your disk space going?

Here is something really cool for all of us that work with Windows based machines, that goes for servers and desktops alike.   Have you ever been looking at your free disk space, wondering where the heck all of your ruttin space went to?  I know I have.  You are left wondering what the heck is using up all your space, and now you can see it very clearly.

There is a tool called Windirstat, that scans the drive of your choice and gives you various report options that show you quite clearly what is using up all your binary real estate.  It has a nice and intuitive interface, plus some cool reporting options.  Best of all, it really does give you a good idea of where all your free space went, and the ability to work with it within the program.  I give it 5 stars!

Check out Windirstat right now!

Improve Windows Explorer

If you are using Windows Explorer to do your file browsing on your machine, and you are tired of Explorer, by default opening to My Documents, try putting this in the shortcut target line:

%windir%\explorer.exe /e,/n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

This will make Explorer open up to your list of drives instead!

*Note: This tip was also posted in our forums.

Solarum forums are active

In an effort to further provide active discussion, support from the community and vehicles for support, I have setup some discussion forums for the folk. This is a place where we all can visit, talk about technology and other things, brainstorm about our troubles, seek help from our peers, and generally get some good dialog going.

Go check it out, sign up and get to talking.  My goal is to get a nice community built up, helping one another while also enjoying friendly conversation and discussion.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know!

Now, go check it out!

First Post

Welcome all, to the newly christened Solarum dot com. Here, I will be putting forth technical (Information Technology) information, articles, scripts, observations, warnings, really, whatever I can think of. I have been in the IT field professionally for more than 10 years, and for more than 20 years total. Just took me awhile to realize I wanted to go into that field professionally.

I have been in the service industry since I started working my first job at McDonald’s when I was 16. Since then I have been an electronics tech, and then a mechanic before settling on computers as the place to be. I have done many other things, but those are the high points, as well as the ones that relate to this site.

I have always enjoyed helping people, and that is why I wanted to start this site. It is my goal to share with everyone, the information, lessons and experiences that I have gathered over the last many years, and to impart all I can in plain english, so that techies and non-techies alike can benefit from it.

I am also going to setup some forums in the hopes that we can get some good discussion going, and even take and answer support questions from everyone out there who needs a helping hand.  My goal is to create a great knowledge store, along with a great community of people helping people.

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