Use a disk usage viewer to see where all your space is going

This maintenance tip was written on 31 August 2018.

Oftentimes I've seen people with phones or computers that have so little space left that they cease to function. Worse, these devices don't tell you where space actually goes. They give vague estimates that ignore things like caches and temporary files.

Two disk usage viewers I can recommend are:

DiskUsage for Android

WinDirStat for Windows

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