DiskSorter classifies files using a number of built-in file classification plug-ins capable of recognizing more than 3,000 types of files.
The default file classification plug-in categorizes files into a logical hierarchy of file types sorted by the amount of disk space per
file category. In order to change the file classification plug-in used for a file classification operation, open the file classification
profile dialog, click on the file classification plug-ins combo box and select an appropriate file classification plug-in.
DiskSorter classifies files, shows file classification results, saves reports and allows one to perform file management operations on
categories of files according to the currently selected file classification plug-in. For example, the extension-based file classification
plug-in builds a hierarchy of file extensions and shows the used disk space and the number of file for each file extension. All file
classification reports will show a list of file extensions and file management operations will be performed on one or more selected
Another useful file classification plug-in is the modification date file classification plug-in, which builds a hierarchy of modification
dates and shows the amount of disk space and the number of files that were last modified during each specific period of time. For date-based
file classification plugins, file classification reports will show periods of time and file management operations will be performed
on files that were last modified during a specific period of time.
IT and storage administrators may be interested to display the amount of used disk space and the number of files per user name, which may be
done using the user-based file classification plug-in. The user-based file classification plug-in builds a hierarchy of user names and shows
the amount of disk space and the number of files per user.
Moreover, the second-level file filters provide the ability to show the disk space usage and the number of files per user for a specific type
of files or a file extension. For example, classify files using the user-based file classification plug-in, select the 'Classify By Extension'
second-level file filter and click on a file extension to display the amount of disk space and the number of files per user for the selected