In this section, TheFreeSite.com offers a roundup of freeware programs that can help you manage, maintain and optimize your computer's hard drive. We also take a look at freeware hard drive analyzer programs, as well as free programs that can help you encrypt your hard drive to secure it from prying eyes.
Looking for something on your hard drive? Here's a handy free Windows desktop search program that can quickly find what you need (even if you've forgotten a file's name or where it was saved). Lookeen can search all your local Windows drives and USB-connected data storage. (For Windows).
Have you ever wondered how fast your hard drive is? This easy-to-use free utility lets you calculate the speed of any hard disk or removable media (like a USB flash drive). The program performs several tests on your drive and then calculates the speed in megabytes per second. (For Windows).
Did you accidentally delete an important file? A handy free program, Recuva recovers files deleted from your PC. It can also recover deleted files from your recycle bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. (For Windows).
Have you ever noticed that the longer you use Windows in a given session, your PC slows down as you have less memory available? Here's an outstanding, easy-to-use freeware memory "scrubber" utility that frees up and optimizes your PC's memory. (For Windows).
A fine freeware disk partitioning utility. Partition Manager allows you to create and delete partitions, lets you view your hard disks' IDE information and lets you format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 files systems. Also offers support for extended DOS partition. Available in English, German, Swedish, Spanish and Russian.
Take a look under the hood of your computer with this excellent free Windows program that lets you analyze your hard drive. You can easily take a detailed look at a selected hard drive or directory. It offers a summary by files, directories, type, size and date, displays graphs and lets you print reports.