what's taking up capacity?

Good day all.

I apologize if this question has been asked and answered before, I searched and couldn’t find anything.

I’d like to be able to see which files and shares are consuming the most space on my device. Can I do that?

Thanks for reading and replying!

Pat Lamb

hi pat,
im not sure which model you have but dashboard might possibly be able to show you, though in case not, then i guess mapping to each share and simply selecting all files/folders in the root of that share and doing a rightclick file properties should work for overall share space.

and in windows explorer for example a quick search for . should be able to list all files for you, and then you could just click on the results sorting for sorting by file size to fine the largest culprits :slight_smile:

If you’re on Windows, TreeSize Free is a great little utility for checking out the size of your partitions/shares on the Drobo, as well as offering the ability to easily check out individual folder sizes within each share (and subfolders within those, etc.) Super easy to use - just point it at your Drobo (either DAS or NAS, works either way), and it quickly looks at the folder structures and gives you a very readable graph, way more quick and useful than anything native Windows does.

thats good to hear, i dont think i tried that on a drobo of mine yet, but will try after my latest backups.
(treejam thankfully make a free version of the basics, and theres also a portable-app version as well)