Saving File Classification Reports

DiskSorter allows one to save file classification reports into a number of standard formats including HTML, PDF, Excel, XML, text and CSV. In the simplest case, perform a file classification operation and press the 'Save' button located on the main toolbar. On the save report dialog, select an appropriate report format, enter a report file name and press the 'Save' button.

DiskSorter Save File Classification Report

For the HTML, PDF, Excel, text, CSV and XML report formats, the user is provided with the ability to save a short summary report or a longer detailed report, which may be very long for large file systems containing millions of files. By default, DiskSorter will save a short, summary file classification report in the HTML report format, which will include a list of top-level file categories according to the selected file classification plug-in and a list of tables showing the disk space usage and the number of files per file extension, file attribute, top-level directory name, user name, etc.

DiskSorter File Classification HTML Report

In addition, the user is provided with the ability to save file classification results to the DiskSorter native report format, which preserves all information related to each specific file classification operation and may be loaded at any time by using the DiskSorter GUI application.

Microsoft Excel Reports

Sometimes, it may be required to perform additional analysis of file classification results using external tools such as Microsoft Excel. In order to export file classification results to the Excel report format, perform a file classification operation, press the 'Save' button located on the main toolbar, select the 'Excel Summary' report format for a short summary report or the 'Excel Report' format for a detailed file classification report.

DiskSorter Save File Classification Excel Report

A summary Excel report will include a list of top-level file categories and a number of tables with pie charts showing the used disk space and the number of files per file extension, file attribute, file creation time, last modification time, top-level directory name, user name, etc.

DiskSorter File Classification Excel Report

A detailed Excel report will include a list of file categories according to the currently selected file categorization mode and an hierarchy of file groups and file classes sorted by the amount of the used disk space, which may be very long for large file systems containing millions of files. In order to control how many hierarchy levels and how many files per level are exported in the detailed report, press the 'Advanced Options' button located on the 'Save Report' dialog and customize the file classification report according to your specific needs.

Graphical PDF Reports

One of the most useful ways to export file classification results is to use the PDF summary or the PDF report formats. Both of these report formats include various types of graphical pie charts showing disk space usage and the number of files per file extension, file category, creation time, last modification time, user name, etc. In order to save file classification results to a PDF report file, press the 'Save' button located on the main toolbar and select the 'PDF Summary' report format for a short, summary report or the 'PDF Report' format for a detailed file classification report.

DiskSorter Save File Classification PDF Report

A summary PDF report will include a list of top-level categories of files according to the selected file classification plug-in sorted by the amount of the used disk space followed by a number of pie charts showing the disk space usage and the number of files per file extension, file attribute, file creation time, last modification time, top-level directory name, user name, etc. A detailed PDF report will include an hierarchy of file types sorted according to the used disk space, which may be very long for large file systems containing millions of files.

DiskSorter File Classification PDF Report

In addition to the hierarchy of file types sorted by the used disk space, detailed PDF reports include pie charts showing the disk space usage per file category and the number of files per file category according to the currently selected file categorization mode. For example, if the second-level file categories mode is set to categorize file classification results by the file extension, the PDF report will display pie charts showing the used disk space and the number of files per file extension.