This one's almost a cop-out, since all Windows users should know about WinDirStat by now. This app has been out for nearly 15 years, and it's one of the most helpful tools you can use to clean up your hard drive.
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It's been nearly a decade since we last checked out Lockhunter, an incredibly useful Windows app that ensures you'll always be able to remove files and folders that File Explorer refuses to delete. Developer Crystal Rich Ltd continues to update the app with useful features, but sporadically: It took around 3.5 years to go from version 3.1 of the app to version 3.2.
Nobody likes an operating system that's full of unnecessary stray files, 20 annoying apps that start up when you fire up your computer, and other crap that slows down your system, makes your desktop feel disorganized, or gives you a headache whenever you're trying to work (or game). Thankfully, there are a number of free apps that can help you clean your Windows PC.
Android: AirDroid is one of our favourite Android companion apps, and now it's getting a pretty big update. The coolest new feature lets you share files with people near you, even if you don't have an internet connection.
Accidents happen, especially when we’re managing our mobile storage. In the effort to free up that extra gigabyte, you might have deleted a few photos or messages you shouldn’t have. Fortunately, Enigma Recovery Professional is here to give you a safety net when you’re clearing out your storage.
If you're not in the habit of regularly backing up your data, do it now. Cloud storage company Backblaze has made it even easier with insanely cheap storage space that you can connect directly to your NAS.
Mac: Gemini, our favourite duplicate file finder for Mac, got a big update today that modernises the interface and improves the file scanning algorithm so it can find more duplicate files even when they're not named the same thing.
Mac: Over the weekend, nasty, but small scale little piece of ransomware was found in the Transmission BitTorrent client. One way to avoid this type of malware infection is to verify the checksums for anything you download. Blogger Jacob Salmela created a script for the Mac file manager, Hazel that verifies downloads automatically.