What's New in WizTree?

WizTree Change Log

WizTree 3.35 (31 August 2020)

  • Fixed bug introduced in 3.34 that might cause WizTree to hang when scanning certain hard drives
  • Fixed integer overflow issue that would cause problems when dumping extremely large MFT files
  • Multi selection on file view did not unselect when Ctrl+Clicking selected item (fixed)
  • debug logging is now possible by using the new command line parameter "/debug=1". This will create log files in the %appdata%\WizTree3\DebugLogs folder. Send these to us if you have any problems.

WizTree 3.34 (29 August 2020)

  • When sorting by allocated size, the percentage of parent calculation will now use allocated size values
  • Improved MFT file scanning method. Should greatly improve scanning speed on drives with very large MFT files.
  • Menu items using non English alphabet will no longer have auto generated shortcuts added to them
  • some minor UI tweaks (file groups now line up properly, percentage display slightly wider, progress bar lagging fixed)
  • WizTree can now be configured to display the maximum "last modified date" for all files and folders within a folder instead of the standard Windows last modified date.
    To do this edit the WizTree3.ini file and change the following setting:
    ShowMaxModifiedDate=1
    Default setting is off (0). WizTree3.ini is located in %appdata%\WizTree3\WizTree3.ini (for installed version) or in the same folder as the WizTree exe file for the portable version.
  • Updated translations for Russian (thanks to Dmitry Yerokhin), Japanese (thanks to maboroshin), Korean (thanks to Kim YoungCheon)

WizTree 3.33(14 May 2020)

  • Network and substituted drives that may not have been visible to WizTree when running as administrator will now be selectable. This is a work around for a Windows bug/feature that does not allow elevated applications to access network and substituted drives that were created by a non elevated process. See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee844140(v=ws.10).aspx
    In such a case WizTree will display the contents of the network drive using the UNC name (e.g. \\servername\sharename) instead of the mapped drive letter. Similarly substituted drives will display the contents of the local folder the drive is mapped to instead of the mapped drive letter.
  • Added option to display values in TB. Values larger than 1024GB will be displayed in TB in dynamic value display mode.
  • /filterexclude would not work unless a /filter was specified (fixed)
  • Folder names will now be matched against the filter specification using a trailing backslash
    (setting a /filterexclude to "C:\windows\" would export the "C:\windows\" folder record incorrectly as it would filter using "C:\windows" instead of "c:\windows\")
  • Files without an extension can now be filtered for by using "*." filter. This did not work previously as the period was not included in the filename used to match against the filter.
  • Importing a CSV file that was exported with folders only ( "/exportfiles=0") will now display total file and folder info correctly
  • Importing a CSV file that did not contain complete folder information could cause file names to become corrupted. This would prevent context menu from working correctly.
  • Importing a CSV file from a network share (e.g. \\servername\sharename) would drop the leading "\\" when importing (fixed)
  • row height can be set in the WizTree3.ini file ("rowheight=xx"). Default is 19. Useful if you've increased the fontheight setting in this file.
  • when sorting by allocated size, the percentage of parent calculation will now use allocated size values

WizTree 3.32 (27 January 2020)

  • Windows Explorer integration was not working correctly with windows desktop and in folder backgrounds (fixed).
    Toggle Windows Explorer integration off and on again if you already had WizTree installed before upgrading to this version to fix the problem.
  • Adding or removing a USB drive will now update the drive list automatically
  • Updated various translation files 

WizTree 3.31 (22 January 2020)

  • Export File Types to CSV file function added.
    use /exportfiletypes=filename command line option to export file type information
  • new command line option /filterexclude works like /filter but excludes any files that match from being exported
  • new command line option to set supporter code (useful for Enterprise users):
    /supportercode=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxx
    e.g. WizTree.exe /supportercode=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxx
    If there's an error setting the code it will be displayed on screen, otherwise nothing is displayed. This only has to be done once per PC.
  • Fixed crash that would occur when scanning a folder with exactly 9 files

WizTree 3.30 (31 October 2019)

  • WizTree "Enterprise License" can now be purchased if you wish to have unlimited use of WizTree within your organisation.
  • Treemap drawing tweaked to make edges more distinct
  • "WizTree" added to internal file context menu (useful when WizTree is not configured to be integrated with Windows Explorer context menu)
  • Clicking clear button on "File" view will place cursor in search box

WizTree 3.29 (15 May 2019)

  • Initialisation may have failed in some rare cases - fixed. (Blank screen with no drives would be selectable at start up)
  • File names containing ampersands (&) will now display properly
  • command line export may have caused a stack overflow error in some rare cases (fixed)
  • new Bulgarian (bg) translation

WizTree 3.28 (4 February 2019)

  • "Match entire path" filter option on files tab was not working (only file name was being searched) - fixed
  • "Invalid argument to date encode" error might have occurred on some hard drives containing invalid file data - fixed
  • updated Norwegian (no) and Swedish (sv) translations

WizTree 3.26 (17 September 2018)

  • Installer and portable versions updated with updated Russian, German and Slovak languages. No changes to application executables.

WizTree 3.26 (6 September 2018)

  • Colors can now be linked to file extensions (configure via Options->Colors, set "Color by" to "Extension")
  • Windows high DPI scaling support improved (fonts would appear far too large on some PCs when 200% or more scaling was enabled) 

WizTree 3.25 (8 July 2018)

  • 64 bit version might have crashed when displaying message dialogs on certain PCs (fixed)

WizTree 3.24 (6 July 2018)

  • WizTree CSV files exported via the "export to CSV" option may now be imported and viewed.
    Select "<CSV File>" in the selection combo box (or press Shift+F3) to select a CSV file to import.
  • Windows 10 high DPI support (WizTree will scale itself correctly on high DPI monitors)
  • Resizing form while treemap active would redraw entire treemap continuously causing slowdown (fixed)
  • Portable version will now use the default Windows language (if supported by WizTree) instead of defaulting to English

WizTree 3.23 (6 June 2018)

  • Export to CSV would duplicate some folders (fixed)
  • Configuration file name was incorrect in portable version (was using WizFile.ini instead of WizTree3.ini)
  • Configuration file name for installed version now set to %appdata%\WizTree3\WizTree3.ini (was using WizFile.ini or WizFile64.ini before)

WizTree 3.22 (18 May 2018)

  • MFT can now be dumped via command line:
    WizTree.exe drive /dumpmftfile=filename
    Use %d and %t in filename for date (YYYYMMDD) and time (HHMMSS)
    e.g. WizTree C: /dumpmftfile="d:\dumps\cdrive%d%t.mft"
  • MFT files now also store the drive letter of the original dumped drive so correct drive letter will be used when loading a previously saved MFT file (instead of 'C'). Must use version 3.22 or newer for this to work.
  • Treemap colors can now be configured (Options->Colors...). Default and Color Blind color presets are available.
  • Empty folders would not appear on the tree view (fixed)

WizTree 3.21 (30 April 2018)

  •  Fixed bug introduced in 3.20 that could cause certain files to appear in the incorrect position in the tree view.

WizTree 3.20 (12 April 2018)

  • fixed memory leak when scanning non NTFS folders
  • Post scanning operations sped up (file list no longer needs to be sorted before loading the tree)
  • Modified date for folders now uses the same date/time as displayed by Windows Explorer (previously it would display the maximum date of all files within it)
  • Italian translation improved
  • New Slovak translation (thanks to Vladimír Kubala)
  • Command line export now allows for MFT record number to be included in the export data file. This can be used as a unique file ID number. Note that the MFT record number is only valid when exporting an NTFS formatted drive and when WizTree is launched with administrator rights.
    Add "/exportmftrecno=1" (without quotes) to the command line

WizTree 3.19 (8 March 2018)

  • It's now possible to select all files with a particular extension by right clicking on the extension in the "File Types" view and clicking "Select". Note that this may take some time if there are many thousands of files.
  • Allocated size figure on "File View" might display incorrect values in some cases (fixed)
  • WizTree would crash after entering supporter code if configuration ini file was not writable (fixed)
  • Treemap was not displaying bottom edge correctly (fixed)

WizTree 3.18 (23 February 2018)

  • Automated export via command line now supported (see details in documentation above)
  • File Search Filter now supports multiple filters/wildcards. Separate each with the | (pipe) symbol. e.g. *.mp3|*.ogg|*.wav
  • File view can now optionally display folders - enable this via the new "Folders" checkbox
  • Removed dependency on URL.DLL which does not exist on some versions of Windows
  • Export function would not export sub-folders if the selected folder contained a file grouping (fixed)
  • New Portuguese (Brazil) translation by Geraldo Souza
  • New Turkish translation by Ismet Cakir
  • New Hungarian translation by niltwill
  • Updated German translation (v3.18 28 Feb 2018)

WizTree 3.17 (7 December 2017)

  • Percent of parent calculation for grouped files ("x files in folder") was incorrect - fixed
  • new Korean translation by 4Li
  • Spanish translation updated
  • Swedish translation updated
  • Japanese translation updated

WizTree 3.16 (24 November 2017)

  • Copy file and size info feature added.
  • File export feature added. See documentation above.
  • new Dutch translation by Imihar Novyak
  • new Swedish translation by Magnus Beutner
  • new German translation by André Heinrich

WizTree 3.15 (19 October 2017)

(Only external translation files have changed in the installer/portable version)
  • German translation by de-heidjer
  • Updated Japanese translation
  • Updated French translation

WizTree 3.15 (18 October 2017)

  • WizTree now associates itself with .MFT files (double click on a .MFT file to open it with WizTree)
  • Windows Explorer integration now uses WizTree icon in context menu
  • "Max files" value was not being saved correctly
  • Number of decimal places used to display sizes can now be configured in the WizTree3.ini file
  • fixed memory leak (memory usage also reduced)

WizTree 3.14 (14 October 2017)

  • High CPU usage while idle bug fixed (was not properly fixed in 3.13)
  • Tree horizontal grid lines and alternate row coloring can be enabled in the WizTree3.ini file

WizTree 3.13 (13 October 2017)

  • Free space can now be displayed on the Tree view (Options -> Show free space on treeview)
  • Treemap image can be saved as a .png file with user specified size and in shades of gray
  • Fixed issue causing high CPU usage while idle after scanning
  • fontsize and rowheight can now be set in the WizTree3.ini file

WizTree 3.12 (3 October 2017)

(Only external translation files have changed in the installer/portable version)
  • New translations are now bundled with installer
    - Chinese (Traditional) translation by cf0132
    - Norwegian translation by John-Alex Berglund
  • Updated Italian language file used by installer

WizTree 3.12 (27 September 2017)

  • Supporter names were not being displayed correctly if they contained Unicode characters (fixed)
  • New translations bundled with the installer:
    - Danish translation by Tobias Dideriksen
    - Italian translation by bovirus

WizTree 3.11 (19 September 2017)

  • Zoom/Unzoom treemap
    Press F10 (or + on numpad) to zoom treemap to currently selected folder
    Press F11 (or - on numpad) to unzoom treemap to parent of currently zoomed treemap folder
  • Portable version no longer enables "Windows Explorer context menu" by default.
    If you enable this option when using WizTree portable then please remember to disable it when you're done with the PC otherwise the WizTree context menu items will remain on the PC even if WizTree portable is no longer accessible.
  • Supporter code might have had to be entered twice on some PCs due to restart happening before config file update complete
  • Treemap might display blank or only appear after a long delay on some PCs (fixed)
  • Treemap generation sped up
  • Allocated Size added to File Type view
  • Option to show allocated size on tree view instead of file size
  • Option to control the auto scanning of drives after making a selection
  • Floppy drives (A: or B:) will not be selected by default if any other drive letters exist
  • New translations are now bundled with the installer:
    - French translation by TMTIsFree
    - Serbian translation by ozzii.translate
    - Japanese translation by donkichirou
    - Spanish translation by Master System PC

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

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.

WizTree 2.01 (3 June 2016)

  • WizTree would constantly restart itself on some PCs due to administrator rights issues (fixed) 

WizTree 2.00 (2 June 2016)

  • Now supports all drive types (not just NTFS drives)
  • Individual folders can now be scanned ("Select Directory")
  • Windows Explorer integration
  • File search feature added
  • Can now be run without administrator access if required (fast NTFS scanning will not be available)

WizTree 1.07 (17 Sep 2013)

  • Fixed bug that could cause incorrect file sizes to be extracted from the MFT on some PCs.

WizTree 1.06 (16 Aug 2013)

  • Context menu would not appear when selecting directories exactly 3 characters in length in the root folder

WizTree 1.05 (8 Feb 2013)

  • fixed possible access violation when processing certain MFT files
  • memory usage decreased by 10%

WizTree 1.04 (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

WizTree 1.03 (1 Dec 2012)

  • Fix possible hang while processing on some PCs

WizTree 1.02 (30 Nov 2012)

  •  Fix for possible access violation when using the new Windows explorer shell context menu

WizTree 1.01 (30 Nov 2012)

  • Right clicking tree and files now also shows Windows explorer context menu items. (This can be disabled via Options->Windows Explorer context menu)
  • Delete functions now use standard windows dialogs
  • Files or folders deleted using another application (e.g. Windows explorer) will be detected and displayed as deleted in the tree and file view
  • 'Invalid record pos' error caused by highly fragmented MFT files fixed
  • Right clicking on top 1000 file list would not always select file being clicked on (fixed)

WizTree 1.00 (23 Nov 2012)

  • Initial release