WizTree v3.0 - Finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive

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  1. mood

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    WizTree v3.0 is able to find files or folders which are using the most space on your hard disk.
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    It is very fast and it only needs a few seconds to scan a whole partition:
    WizTree can be run without administrator rights, but then:
    • the performance boost is gone (administrator rights are needed to access the MFT)
    • it can't detect files which are in folders of other users (not enough access rights)
    • it can't detect hard links
    To have a complete overview of files & folders in WizTree, it is advised to run it with administrator rights.

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    Current version: WizTree v3.0 (August 31, 2017)
    This is a major update and it is now faster than it was before, a 64bit-version is also available now.
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    WizTree 3.00 (31 August 2017)
    • 64 bit version now available. The 64 bit version can work with extremely large MFT files.
    • "Allocated Size" now displayed for each file/directory. This is the amount of actual disk space used by the file including any additional named data streams attached to the file.
    • NTFS "Hard Links" now supported. A hard link is an identical copy of an existing file where the file contents use the same area on the disk for storage (to save space). If WizTree detects a hard link the allocated file size will be displayed in parentheses in gray text. Hard linked files sizes are only added once when calculating "Allocated Size" totals and sub totals. This will give a 100% accurate total of the actual disk space used by folders that contain many hard linked files (such as C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\WinSxS)
      (Note that hard links can only be detected on NTFS drives when WizTree is running with admin rights)
    • A selected file count and total size appears in the status bar
    • Hover over any file to have the full name displayed in the status bar
    • MFT dump now appends volume information (bytes per cluster, sector, MFT record etc) to the end of the MFT file data. WizTree now reads this information from the MFT file if it's available instead of making any assumptions which if wrong would lead to incorrect MFT parsing.
    • Background file monitoring for deleted files now uses a different more robust method. If WizTree detects that a file or directory has been deleted it will put a red line through it and remove it from the totals.
    • File view filtering is now even faster than before
    • Fixed some UI glitches when selecting files via keyboard on the File view
    • WizTree can now handle drives containing highly fragmented MFT files
    • MFT processing has been optimised so WizTree is even faster than it was before!
    • Full translation support added. Click here to find out how to add a translation.
     
  2. Mister X

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    Thanks! Great app.
     
  3. LittleDude

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    Thanks. Very useful tool.
     
  4. trott3r

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    Looks useful
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Yes, it's the best tool out there in this category. :thumb:
     
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    Agreed. My go-to tool of this kind.
     
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  7. Victek

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    Regarding the 64 bit version I couldn't find a separate installer, however it automatically installed 64 bit so apparently the installer can determine the OS version. It really is wicked fast. :thumb: It would be cool if it had a graphic view like WinDirStat, but I can do without that ;)
     
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    Did anyone download the portable version?
     
  9. Mister X

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    I did.
     
  10. Robin A.

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    Why is it better than TreeSize?
     
  11. mood

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    Yes, the install script is checking for a 32bit/64bit-OS and is creating icons on the desktop/icons in the startmenu accordingly. But basically both versions (32-bit + 64-bit) are located in the directory (WizTree.exe / WizTree64.exe)
     
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    I use the portable version.
     
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    I can also gladly do without that.
    I use the portable version.
    Maybe it isn't ;).

    Jam Software's Treesize, and Ultrasearch, are both great :thumb:. Also use portable versions of those.
     
  14. roger_m

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    There's no doubting that WizTree is extremely fast. But having tried quite a few similar programs, in my opinion Disk Analyzer is the best. It has a Folders List tab, which shows every folder on a drive (not just current folder's subfolders), sorted in size from the largest to the smallest. I have not seen this feature in any other software.
     
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    WizTree 3.10 (12 September 2017)
    • Visual Treemap (uses cushion treemaps, similar to how WinDirStat does it)
      The visualisation makes it easy to locate large files or folders containing thousands of small files
      Selecting files on the treemap will highlight the file on the tree view and vice versa
    • File Type view (shows file size breakdown by extension)
    • New keyboard shortcuts:
      F3 - Select Folder / drive
      F4 - Reset tree expanstion (all expanded nodes will be closed and returned to default state)
      F6 (or '/' on NumPad) - Select parent
      F7 (or '*' on NumPad) - Reselect child node (use after 'Select Parent' to reposition on the child node)
      F8 - Show File Types
      F9 - Show Treemap
    • 32 bit version might display an exclamation mark message ('!') on some PCs when running on a 64 bit O/S
    • Windows high contrast mode supported
    • The donate button can now be hidden by making a donation (Pay what you want). You will be emailed a unique "supporter code" after you complete the payment. Click on "File->Enter Supporter Code" or press F12 to enter it and remove the donate button. Your support is appreciated!
    • Currently available 3.10 translations are now bundled with the installer
      - Chinese (Simplified) by th_sjy
      - Polish by Barnaba
      - Russian by Dmitry Yerokhin
      - Ukrainian by kopejkin
     
  16. mood

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    Thanks ;)
     
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  18. TairikuOkami

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    I thought it as well, until I saw this. There goes Tree Size. :doubt:
     

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  19. paulderdash

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    Elaborate? What am I missing?
     
  20. TairikuOkami

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    TreeSize shows an incorrect allocated size (19,6 GB vs real 13,6 GB), that is unacceptable in the utility, which is designed to do just that.
     
  21. paulderdash

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    Yikes, I see it now. :eek:
     
  22. Peter2150

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    This is a great new utility. I like it. Thanks guys
     
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    Yes, it is...may even surplant SpaceSniffer as my detailed disk space anlaysis tool.:eek:
     
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    Does Windows Explorer C:\ properties include pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys under used space?
     
  25. TairikuOkami

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    Of course, it includes hidden/system files as well. It does not show on mine screen, because I do not have either.
     
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