Managing your Usage
There is a restriction on how much space you can use on University provided workspace. You may be directed to this page when you reach 95% of this. We have provided Windows users with a tool called Windirstat to help identify the largest files so that you can quickly manage your usage.
How Can I Access the Tool?
WinDirStat is accessible from University Labs, the Library, Wireless using the eduroam secure network, or Hallnet. Please note the tool is not available off-campus or at home.
Clik here WinDirStat to run the application. You will be asked for your username and password.
A message box will appear, select Run to start the application.
Click Run in the warning message.
Select your Individual Workspace
A message box will appear asking you to select a drive to scan. Make the appropriate settings as described below:
Select A Folder and click the Browse button marked ...
In the Browse For Folder window click the folder with the same name as yourself and then click My Documents. Click OK twice.
Only select the (U) drive to scan and click OK.
Tip: You can also open My Computer and right click on the U drive, SelectProperties to obtain your current quota usage.
Wait for scan
The scan will take a few seconds to complete. During this time you will see Pac Man type images moving across the screen.
When the scan has finished, you will see colourful images at the bottom half of the screen known as a treemap. The treemap represents each file as a coloured rectangle, the area of which is proportional to the file's size. The colour of rectangle indicates the type of file, as illustrated in the extension list.
To the left of the screen you will see a list of files and folders. The list is arranged in size order so you can easily see which files are using most space. Clicking on a folder will also select the folder in the treemap and selecting a file in the treemap will select it in the file and folder list.