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WizTree

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:36 pm
by I am Baas
[Moderator note: this is the primary WizTree program thread. View database entry]

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Find the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive - QUICKLY!
http://antibody-software.com/web/softwa ... ard-drive/

Dl @ http://antibody-software.com/files/wizt ... rtable.zip

Settings: application folder

Re: WizTree

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:32 am
by Userfriendly
Very nice and fast. It's like the 'Everything' versions of WinDirStat. Same method of scanning and same limitations. Scan results might have missing files but its still handy to see file sizes quickly.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:08 am
by guinness
Tested: Portable

Re: WizTree

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:07 pm
by I am Baas
WizTree V1.04 available (4 Dec 2012):
* Memory usage decreased by about 40%
* Folder sizes now updated in real time as files are deleted
* Can now cancel scan in progress
* File deletion detection improved
* Processing speed increased for very large MFT files
* Improved error handling
http://antibody-software.com/web/softwa ... ard-drive/

Re: WizTree

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:44 pm
by joby_toss

Re: WizTree

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:29 pm
by guinness
Thanks for adding to the database. I voted.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:01 am
by I am Baas
joby_toss & guinness

Thank you for adding/voting.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:51 pm
by TP109
Great app. Extremely fast. Voted it up.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:39 pm
by webfork
On the entry:
WizTree only works on local NTFS format drives.
What is NB?

Re: WizTree

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:59 pm
by I am Baas
webfork wrote:On the entry:
WizTree only works on local NTFS format drives.
What is NB?
Abbreviation
Nota bene; take special note.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:57 pm
by webfork
Great program -- very impressed. Even under heavy load it was able to open a local 10 gig drive in ~10 seconds. Think I may have found my new disk space analyzer.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:02 pm
by Dwel
How is it this fast? my eyes popd out. Seriously. How? is it this fast?

Re: WizTree

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:35 pm
by SYSTEM
Dwel wrote:How is it this fast? my eyes popd out. Seriously. How? is it this fast?
It's explained in WizTree's homepage:
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. Scanning for files this way completely bypasses the operating system (Windows) and provides a huge performance boost.
MFT contains the size of each file. WizTree merely needs to read the paths and file sizes from the MFT. In addition, I believe MFT is cached in RAM: if that's the case, WizTree doesn't actually need to access the disk at all.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:00 am
by Dwel
SYSTEM wrote:
Dwel wrote:How is it this fast? my eyes popd out. Seriously. How? is it this fast?
It's explained in WizTree's homepage:
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. Scanning for files this way completely bypasses the operating system (Windows) and provides a huge performance boost.
MFT contains the size of each file. WizTree merely needs to read the paths and file sizes from the MFT. In addition, I believe MFT is cached in RAM: if that's the case, WizTree doesn't actually need to access the disk at all.

In my amazed state I posted in haste (without actually looking into why). Thanks for pointing that out to me......... Makes complete sense now.

Re: WizTree

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:05 am
by antibody
I've just released an update (1.07) that fixes a problem that was occurring on some PCs when extracting file sizes. The new version is available here:
http://antibody-software.com/web/softwa ... ard-drive/