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KwikDisk: view free disk space quickly and easily

KwikDisk, visualizador de espacio libre en discos

For the Newcomers to GNU / Linux, there are several typical behaviors arising from the use of Windows, such as: view free disk space. This can become quite chaotic if we do not know how to do it.

But luckily there is KwikDisk, a graphical tool for disks (hard disk partitions, floppy disks, CD drives and even Pen Drives) that allows you to view free space, along with information on their capacity, types and mount points. And not only this, it also allows mounting and dismounting discs easily.

Although it is possible to view this information from the console by calling DiskFree (KwikDisk is very similar to it) by using the command df with your options -m or -hKwikDisk is installed as a kicker applet in the control bar, allowing much faster and more agile graphic access to all this information.

How to use it

KwikDisk incorporates KDisFree, which is the free space viewer. Clicking on the program icon with the right mouse button displays a menu with all the storage devices that can be mounted or unmounted. From here, we can choose to Start KdiskFree to see an overview in graphical mode.

In the main window, KdiskFree displays the available file devices: an icon representing the storage type, device name, file system type, total size, mount point, free disk space, and the percentage of used space.

Clicking on one of the rows displays a drop-down menu. If that device is not currently mounted, the Mount Device option will be available. If the device is mounted, it can be unmounted by selecting Unmount device. And if selecting Open in file manager, a new window will open with a graphic view of the files of that device.

Notably KwikDisk is a GNU program, that is, it is resident in most distributions such as: Fedora, Debian, Kubuntu, etc.