Folder Space and Data Analyzer/Browser
Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6
Lets say you have five application servers with \Apps share. And you need to keep this share (or at list some folders on it) in sync. How would you know if somebody changed configuration files for some application on one of the servers? Analyzer in matter of minutes (well, that depends on the share size) will find the subfolders size difference, inside the specified folder on any number of servers or workstations. Going further Analyzer will locate exact file(s), that do not match on any two servers at any tree level starting with the folder you began your query for.
The other way to use Analyzer is to compare folders size with previously saved value for any single server. This is a good way to keep an eye on your users home folders and see the size increase, or decrease pattern.
Analyzer can be simply used to browse folders and files, much like an explorer, only presented in the Grid Table. The main advantage is that it can browse through two or more hosts simultaneously, instantly drafting total subfolders size and mark the folder if it does not exist on any host. Use files extension filter to present only files you are interested to see and compare them. Additionally you can open any folder from the table with an explorer, see files and folders properties, run or view files, and get a command prompt to the folder (path will be mapped automatically).
Tables can be saved as excel files, or as Tab-Delimited text files.
Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.