KDE4? I get a lot of requests for a KDE 4 version. I'm getting round to it. It's touching that Filelight has such a following after all these years :) Thanks.
Update: It's here.

Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.

Filelight-1.0 Screenshot

Like a pie-chart, but the segments nest, allowing you to easily see which files are taking up all your space.

Filelight requires KDE3 and some kind of *nix.


Listen, Filelight is a great simple program. Helped me find where my space was going. Yet, it such a beautiful way! Thanks for that!



Filelight comes with most distributions nowadays, so check with your package manager.

Installing From Source

You should be able to just copy and paste the following into a terminal:

cd ~
wget http://methylblue.com/filelight/packages/filelight-1.0.tar.bz2
tar xjf filelight-1.0.tar.bz2
cd filelight-1.0
./configure --disable-debug && make
su -c 'make install'


How can I keep up to date with releases?
Subscribe to the Filelight development feed, by copying the URL for this page to your feed reader.
It errors-out during the compile
Make sure you have the Qt and KDE development packages installed for your distribution.
That dang tooltip gets in the way! Can't you make it move out the way of the labels and segments?
Yes I can, and believe me all my attempts so far have been awful and make it hard to follow the tooltip. I'm working on a solution, honest! But until then moving the mouse wheel up or down will remove the tooltip and it's also on a timer so if you hold the mouse still it disappears after 2.5 seconds.
Can I open directories I'm browsing with Konqueror?
Yes, middle clicking on segments opens them according to mime type. So JPEGs open in Kuickshow and directories in Konqi.
How can I help?
Feature requests, bug reports, patches. Translations aren't needed thanks; the KDE project translate Filelight already.

Filelight Alternatives

Bugs and Feedback

Please use the built in bug-reporter in the Help menu;

If reporting a crash, please include the information from a backtrace! Thanks.