Recent WizTree updates bring improvements across the board
WizTree 3.19 is the latest version of the large folder and files browser for Microsoft's Windows operating system. It is my favorite application of its kind as it is super fast and well designed.
The developer of WizTree is very responsive and releases new versions of the program regularly. In fact, you may also want to check out the developer's other programs such as Bulk Image Downloader or WizMouse as they are excellent as well.
Tip: check out our August 2017 WizTree 3.0 review for a full rundown on features.
Our last review of WizTree dates back to version 3.10 released in September of 2017. The developer released several updates since then: we are going to take a look at major changes and improvements in all released versions.
WizTree 3.19 is the latest version of the program. It includes all new features such as the ability to export information, as well as search and selection improvements.
Automatic file type selection
Right-click on any file extension and select "select" from the context menu to select all files of that type. You may then export the information for further processing. I'm hopeful that additional functionality will be added in future versions. I'd like to see an option to delete the selection or copy/move it to another location.
This could be really handy; delete all files of a specific type on the drive in one swift operation, or copy all files of a specific type to another drive (think all Word documents, mp4 files, or msi executable files).
Tip: you can do that already in the File View by searching for that specific file extension, e.g. *.iso, and using the right-click copy or cut command.
Search: multiple filters / wildcards
You may combine multiple search filters and wildcards in the latest version. Run a search for *.mp3|*.ogg|*.wav to display all mp3, ogg and wav files in the file listing.
WizTree matches the file name only by default but it is possible to switch that to include the path. You may also want to change the number of results from 1000 to a different value.
File Exporting is supported in the user interface and from the command line. If you use the GUI, simply select some files and then File > Export to csv file from the menu.
The new /export parameter enables exports from the command line. The command wiztree.exe "C:" /export="c:\temp\export%d_%t.csv" /admin=1 (replace wiztree.exe with wiztree64.exe on 64-bit systems) exports all files on drive c: to a CSV file named exportYYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.csv.
The updates introduced plenty of smaller changes. Here is a short selection of them:
- You may display folders in file view by checking "folders".
- Display free space in Tree View by selecting Options > Show free space on treeview.
- Save the treemap image as a png with user specified size and in shades of gray.
- Use F10/F11 or Numpad +/- to zoom in and out on the treemap.
WizTree is an excellent software program for Windows. It is available as a portable version and installer, and gets better every year.
Now You: Do you use a program like WizTree to find large files or folders on your system?