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18 Mar 2015

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Software Author(s):

  • Uderzo Umberto


spacesniffer disk usage file utilities tools

Space Sniffer

This is not the latest version of Space Sniffer available.

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Software Author(s):

  • Uderzo Umberto

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Space Sniffer

This is not the latest version of Space Sniffer available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Space Sniffer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Space Sniffer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Space Sniffer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade spacesniffer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade spacesniffer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install spacesniffer
    name: spacesniffer
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'spacesniffer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller spacesniffer
    Name     = "spacesniffer"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'spacesniffer':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 21 May 2015.


SpaceSniffer is a freeWare (donations are welcome) and portable tool application that lets you understand how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices.

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage 'spacesniffer' '' "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Space Sniffer 4328 Sunday, July 17, 2016 Approved
Space Sniffer 340 Monday, May 9, 2016 Approved
Space Sniffer 2612 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Approved
Space Sniffer 1585 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Approved
Space Sniffer 1621 Friday, April 11, 2014 Unknown
Space Sniffer 1077 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Unknown

============================ SpaceSniffer - Release Notes

Features Flags

[+] New feature has been added
[!] Feature has been improved
[#] Feature has been fixed
[-] Feature has been removed


[#] Fixed a scan issue (error 87) under XP and Vista.
[#] Fixed a config file save path issue.


[#] Fixed command line "scan" command.


[+] New modular engine that can be expanded more easily to support
new scan sources.
[+] Added quick dismiss button to the log console to disable repeated popups.
[+] Added the element first level children count to the tooltip.
[+] Added SpaceSniffer binary snapshot file format.
[+] Added load command line parameter.
[+] Added inequality operators to the export scripting language.
[!] Enhanced export module configuration behavior.
[!] Now cluster size is available for all types of paths (also network
where available).
[!] Improved rescan performance.
[!] Improved scan performance on Windows XP+ OSes (used new OS API).
[!] Replaced old XML library with more optimized TinyXML.
[!] Memory optimizations: 15% less ram usage.
[!] Compiled with LARGEADDRESSAWARE flag: 1 more GB available on 64 bit systems.
[!] Now the export dialog waits 500ms after typing a key before showing
the preview.
[!] Improved path handling: this should fix issues with the optional
registry key on different OSes.
[!] Improved stability.
[!] Updated user manual.
[#] Small correction on size specifiers (Gb to GB and so on...).
[#] Fixed leftpad script command due to bad trimming.
[#] Minor UI enhancements.


[+] Now it's possible to start an export to file from command line.
[+] Added classes filter (example: multimedia, archives ecc...)
[!] Improved stability when deleting a focused folder.
[!] Added "SpaceSniffer" to all floating windows title.
[#] Now paths with spaces behave again correctly in command line.


[!] Now if a filter is passed by the command line, it appears
on the filter field on the interface.
[#] Addressed the annoying "tag consistency check" issue
that may occur during scan operations.
[#] Addressed a "code 32" error log issue that may occur when
a folder creation is intercepted by the real time scan engine.
[#] Now the log console displays again error message strings,
along with the error code.
[#] If a selected (shadowed) file is deleted, now the shadow
correctly disappears and there is no more "ghost" effect.


[+] Added file classes, you can assign colors to file types.
[+] Added drop shadow on selected element for better visual tracking.
[+] Added folder name mask filter, better control on files distribution.
[+] Added logical/disk size, date and nesting level to export tags.
[+] Added create, modify, access directives in file age filter.
[+] Added logical size and disk size directives in file size filter.
[+] Added a fuzzy match algorithm to parse filter directives.
[+] Added DynaSmooth option for best feedback and performance.
[!] Rescan function has been improved in performance.
[!] File modification detection algorithm now is more efficient.
[!] More customizable information is shown in the file tooltip.
[!] Tagging has been extended to folders, for improved flexibility.
[!] Now you can exclude big folders by tagging and filtering them.
[!] The start dialog now supports multiple paths.
[!] Redesigned configuration dialog.
[!] Redesigned Quick Start and User Manual.
[#] Fixed some memory leaks, optimized memory usage.
[#] Minor algorithm and graphical fixes.


[+] Added font size configuration for graphic pane.
[+] Added file attributes filtering.
[+] Added support for browser keys (back, forward, home).
[+] Optional flashing window at end of scan.
[+] Scanning progress now it's reported on window title.
[+] Added log console.
[!] Enhanced Unicode support.
[!] Optimized smart cache, now 50% faster (average).
[!] Enhanced filter syntax (backward compatible).
[!] Enhanced file tooltip behavior.
[!] Added warning in case of bad filter.
[!] Added warn on status bar for ADS scan if active.
[!] Modified the Distribution Disclaimer.
[#] Fixed scanning of very long path names and OS compressed files.
[#] Fixed an issue on ADS filter.
[#] Fixed some incorrect window overlapping issues.
[#] Fixed CTRL+UP behavior (not working if filter field not focused).
[#] Fixed minor graphics glitches.


[+] Added export module for customized file reporting.
[+] Added file tagging feature.
[+] Added quick filtering and tagging help under Help menu.
[!] Added initial detail setting under config dialog.
[!] Added file tagging filtering and excluding filters, added week
units to age filter.
[!] Added file date and time in mouse hover hint information.
[!] Improved responsiveness to filtering in zoomed views.
[!] Now it behaves better with system folders under 64 bit OSes.
[#] Fixed delete dialog box z-ordering issue under Windows 2000/XP.
[#] Fixed a misbehaviour in the file age filter.
[#] Improved stability.
[#] Minor bug fixes.


[+] Now command prompt parameters are supported. Please see doc.
[+] Folders drag and drop added in start dialog and main window.
[+] Folder browse added in start dialog.
[+] Added opened windows menu items to the Windows menu.
[+] Added keyboard shortcuts. Please see doc.
[!] The start dialog now keeps open when a bad path is entered.
The previous behavior forced the user to reopen the dialog
if a typing mistake occurred.
[!] Added media description near the media icon in start dialog
and in view window title.
[!] Now a flash key icon is used for all removable media
except for A:\ and B:\ drives, that keep the floppy icon.
[!] Now the mouse tooltip on the Treemap has a more user friendly
[#] Changed color management interface to fix a bug in previous
used control library.
[#] If more than one view is opened on the same media, all views
after the first seem dead and need a "kickstart" through
the filter field. Now it behaves correctly.


First public release.

How to interpret the Version Number

SpaceSniffer version number is composed by four digits:

application.major.minor.release (example:

Application digit will change only when really big modifications
are made. Such modifications would affect the application in deep.
Read it as a whole application rewriting from scratch, maybe even
programming language change. When this digit change, all minor
digit will be zeroed. This digit will likely never change in the
life of this SpaceSniffer.

Major digit will change when major modifications are made.
Read it as a "new very important functions available" flag.
When this digit change, all minor digit will be zeroed.

Minor digit will change when minor modifications or enhancements
are made. Maybe new useful functions are added but not so important
on the usage of the application. When this digit change, all minor
digit will be zeroed.

Release digit will change when only bug fixes are applied.

So, if bug fixes are applied but also new features are added,
the Major or Minor digits will prevail on Release digit.

Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Uderzo Umberto. All rights reserved.

This package has no dependencies.

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