Re: NVDA, A Space Hog

Monte Single

Yes, I had a friend help me with a disk space problem using windirsstat.
It found where all the space was being used.
So, I do not know if it is good with screenreaders, but it sure worked for my situation.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: November 4, 2020 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, A Space Hog

Another option you may consider is WinDirStat, downloadable from This program is perfectly suited to do what you need.
When you launch the program your presented with a list of available drives on your pc to scan. Pressing enter on your C: drive will start the scan. The List box will fill up with all of the folders and files on the root directory of your C: drive, sorting them with the biggest ones on top by percentage of disk space used. For example, my "Users"
folder was on the top of the list as it was the largest one on my C:
drive. When you arrow to the right it expands the folder and presents a list of the folders and files in that root folder, again listing the largest ones on top. This program should zero in on your 80 gig offending disk hog very quickly.


On 11/4/20, Brian Vogel <> wrote:

Thank you *very* much for "solving the mystery" I had not yet solved
with regard to using object navigation to activate that button. The
text report format, and the range of available formats in text, from
SpaceSniffer are definitely more screen reader user friendly than what
comes in PDF from TreeSize Free.

Although I have played with it some, object navigation still remains a
personal weak point in my NVDA world. I just don't seem to get the
relationships between objects in any clear way.

By the way, you may be able to explain this to me, why is it that NVDA
"gets trapped" in the report preview part of the ScreenSniffer report
generation process if you tab into it. Once I do that I cannot
extract myself no matter what I do. I have to either close that
window and start again or resort to sighted point and click to force my way out of that text box.
This is not something I've encountered before. I could be doing
something entirely wrong, but I have absolutely no idea what that might be.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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