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WizTree

Identify the data vacuums on your hard drive with pinpoint precision very, very quickly.

Avg rating of 4.3 (26)| 24 comments

What is WizTree?

WizTree scans your entire hard drive and shows you which files and folders are using the most disk space. It does this VERY QUICKLY. In fact, we believe WizTree to be the fastest application of this type currently available! Use the information WizTree provides to quickly locate and remove "space hogs" from your hard drive.

Features

  • Finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive
  • Work VERY Fast! We think it's the fastest application of this type in the world!
  • Finds the top 1000 largest files on your hard drive
  • Sort the contents of your entire hard drive by folder size and optionally delete files and folders

How does it work? WizTree reads the hard drive's Master File Table (MFT) directly from the disk. The MFT is a special hidden file used by the NTFS file system to keep track of all files and folders on a hard drive. It's very fast because scanning for files this way completely bypasses the operating system (Windows).

Why are some of my drives not selectable? WizTree obtains information by directly scanning the the MFT file, so it can only work with local (directly attached) drives formatted with the NTFS file system. It won't work with network drives, substituted drives or non NTFS formatted drives. We may add support for other drive types in the future if there's enough demand.

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WizTree Features

  1.  PortableWizTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  2.  Time-based One-time PasswordWizTree has support for TOTP, a computer algorithm that generates Time-based One-Time Passwords

WizTree information

  • Developed byAntibody Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Free Personal product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $10 and $500.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3 (26 ratings)
  • Alternatives75 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 24 comments and reviews about WizTree, and it has gotten 169 likes

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DavidGP
  
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Scanning was extremely fast even on a network share -- about 100 times faster than Windirstat.

After having used Windirstat for "decades" as the best disk usage visualization tool by far, I must say that WizTree is probably the #1 tool to beat now.

On Windirstat, only the Treemap looks a tiny bit more polished on HiDPI screens, because you can make Windirstat show the colored 'file pillows' with a black grid.

The Windirstat look: https://i.imgur.com/3Btkbl6.jpg

Same folder in WizTree look: https://i.imgur.com/uruTpoA.jpg

Also, when comparing the two Treemaps, in WizTree there seems to be something cut off at the bottom.

Other than that, WizTree seems to be perfect.

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alterkenji
  
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I switched to it from having used WinDirStat for a long time, since it does the same job but extremely much faster (with NTFS, since it reads the MFT directly).

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xcasxcursex
  
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This isn't an alternative to windirstat - it's not open source. Having the full knowledge and control over the software is a pretty relevant feature when it's got admin rights to your PC.

Funny how quickly people will sell out their freedom. Yeh, the old one is slower, for now. I'll just start it and keep multitasking like always.

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meatzombie
  
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The fastest software of that kind

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ORANOID
  
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It's powerful tool if you want to know, where did all memory gone.

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xu3e
  
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Unlike WinDir it worked! And was really fast even for 3TB HDD!

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R0tten
  
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It's definitely faster than WinDirStat... BUT it doesn't have 2 important features for me right now:

  1. Report creation
  2. Selecting multiple drives/folders
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Tags

  • Disk Usage Analyzer
  • File Manager
  • treemap
  • largest-files
  • space-usage
  • size-scanner
  • maintenance
  • filesystem-utility

WizTree platform details

Windows

All versions of Windows from Windows 2000 onwards

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