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1Tree Basic 3.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — 1Tree Basic 3.0

1Tree lets you quickly see/get all directories/folders size in 1 tree view so you can do the manual disk cleaning work easily.
User rating: 243 38 comments

1Tree Basic 3.0 was available as a giveaway on December 15, 2013!

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1Tree loads drives, folders and files with their sizes (sorted by size), and provides you with the common commands (e.g. Delete, Move to) and a few special commands (e.g. Get Full Path of Resource) for drives/files/folders. So, with 1Tree, you can do the manual disk cleaning work easily.

In fact, it is similar to UNIX/Linux du command, or you can think it is a GUI du tool for Windows.


  • Show Folders Size;
  • Sort by Size;
  • Intelligent Unit;
  • Intelligent Decimal;
  • Common Commands;
  • Copy Full Path;
  • Customizable Interface.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8 (x32/x64); NET Framework 2.0 or later


TriSun Software Limited



File Size:

9.71 MB



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Thumbs-Up - Downloaded and installed with no probs.Is a simple program that does what it is meant to. I like the graphic display, and you can increase the font size which is a excellent idea that suites me just fine. I will keep this as a handy little add-on to navigate my way through a ton of files and folders i have collected

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I don't like the File Explorer that comes with Windows 8 so I took a look at today's offering. Sorry to be so blunt and critical but I was simply underwhelmed by this software.

The GUI turned me off immediately. I was able to do as well in the days of DOS 2.X as an operating system. Then I tried to open two iterations at the same time and was unable to do so. I don't know what a thing like this should look like or work like but if this is the standard to measure others by, I think I will do without.

It did uninstall easily so there is the single plus I saw.

Reply   |   Comment by GIMP  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#8, Giovanni, I often wonder if you try out your various recommendations. Personally, I would never use Xinorbis. I looked at the screenshots, super-cluttered and most aren't useful. SpaceSniffer is neat because it's portable, continuous realtime scanning, simple filter options (read the home page), integrates with the context menu (folders, not drives, see the Tips and Tricks webpage), scans Alternate Data Streams (although it used to have a display bug, haven't checked lately), and great a UI--click to see more detail in blank squares that have sub-items, double-click to zoom in, backspace to zoom out. WinDirStat runs on everything from Windows 95 through Windows 8.1. Another great UI. Default shows hierarchical list, filetypes, and treemap on the same screen. Did you notice that clicking in one window highlights (and expands the list view) the corresponding data in the others?

#21, DVMarsh, WinDirStat settings allow you to control the graphical and animation complexity, but your best bet is to minimize the window while scanning (same for SpaceSniffer). Sorry, I almost never use these types of utilities so I don't know all of the options, but SpaceSniffer can scan only the folder that you're interested in.

#25, FrancisBorne, code is always supposed to be tested before going live, GOTD can try it on a weekend, and they can run the previous code if there's a problem. The voting is like the Wild West, but it's primarily one sick individual doing the manipulation. There's no change to the GOTD UI. Your IP address is being checked anyway, but some people are using proxies and Tor to circumvent that check. I'm simply recommending that the IP address also be checked against known proxy and Tor IP addresses, and only on writes, super-simple but requires good data.

#31, William W. Geertsema, the rest of us are also running security software and aren't seeing warnings on the actual GOTD offerings. Themida itself generally appears virus-like because it's an encrypted wrapper whose contents cannot be scanned until execution. Are you running multiple security applications at the same time? That nearly always leads to trouble.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Showed me an 8gb file I've missed repeatedly using SpaceSniffer(it was in a place I don't usually look too closely at,) so that was great. But doesn't read sub-folders? What? It took me multiple re-scans just to get down to the folders where I keep most of my stuff. What a frustrating program, as I was hoping to find something folder-based to use as an alternative to the great but more visually based SpaceSniffer.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@William W. Geertsema,

After reading your comment, I checked both sites ( trisunsoft & giveawayoftheday ) with the Virustotal Online URL scanner.

For GOTD, it reported a detection ratio of 0/51 (100% clean) & for trisunsoft, a ratio of 1/51 (99.49% clean) with the results showing Emsisoft saying Malware site, Webutation saying Suspicious site, 7 others showing Unrated Site and the balance saying Clean Site!

The bad results are probably from alleged bad behavior reports from some users in places like WOT (which is why I do not trust just community users (it is too easy to shoot down a company for their geographical location, for instance!) but go for well-known serious sites also).

Checking the actual files downloaded with Virustotal's online File scanner gave a detection ratio of 1/48 (99.52% clean) with Rising showing a PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1 alert. All others showed 1 time-out and 46 OK.

So as it does not show the same alert as your Bit Defender, it is most certainly a "False-Positive".

Have a good Sunday and a nice upcoming week!

Reply   |   Comment by Paul G (Quantum Dragon)  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@ #31
Bitdefender is known for detecting a lot of false positives and I personally don't know a lot of people that use that particular antivirus software. Most people either talk about Kaspersky, NOD32, Avast (free), Avira (free) and MSE aka Microsoft Defender also freeware. Before making judgements like this:

"This is the third or fourth time in several months that BitDefender has found a virus in the GOTD wrapper."

Really? I've been a long time user of MSE and found it to be an excellent freeware product from Microsoft. If you have Windows 8.1 then Windows Defender automatically comes with that.

Lastly, don't ever go to toptenreviews.com to an unbiased opinion on any piece of software they analyse. Why? Because they never mention freeware alternatives just buyware. Try one of the antivirus software I've mentioned and see if that doesn't clear up your false positive findings on installer packages.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit SP2.

On the French site a user reported BitDefender finding a virus. On my machine, BitDefender found virus Gen Variant Symmi 26620 in the temporary Setup.exe generated by the ZIP file Setup.exe (in a temporary directory in my Appdata\Local\Temp folder).

I downloaded the trial version from the manufacturer's site, and installed and registered it, using the key provided in the GOTD offering.

This is the third or fourth time in several months that BitDefender has found a virus in the GOTD wrapper. Two earlier comments by me on your site, signaling this problem, were moderated out, and therefore not made visible to other users.

Three things seem clear to me:
1. So far, you have not taken the problem seriously.
2. It is beyond comprehension why your wrapper needs the "functionality" of a virus.
3. Either your technicians lack the savvy to solve the problem, or you suppress comments like mine to save your reputation (or both).

I think a first step in the right direction would be to make my comment visible to others, i.e. not to moderate it out.

I continue to believe that GOTD is a good and valuable undertaking. I am not trying to bash you.

William W. Geertsema

Reply   |   Comment by William W. Geertsema  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Hmm, tried and uninstalled. this one is headed to the recycle bin...

Reply   |   Comment by TrurhSeeker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I haven't tried this software but is sounds a lot like Symantec's old "XTREE" software. Symantec dropped XTREE after WIN95,but a programmer in Florida adapted XTREE for all Windows versions. It's called "ZTREE" now. Free to try and cheap to buy if you like it. ZTREE can copy, rename, move and delete files quickly. It also identifies file sizes, disk space available, disks available, including flash drives, etc. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by DOS_IS_BOSS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I don't get nearly as much out of text-oriented displays as I get out of graphic displays so I haven't tried today's package, but this program would be good for blind people who use screen readers to verbalize what's onscreen. I've seen free text-based ones around the web, though, and it sounds like today's offering is buggy (at least on certain systems).

I just downloaded Giovanni's recommendation Xinorbis and will test it later today (thanks, G!) but up to now I've used Steffen Gerlach's "Scanner" which presents all your drives in a single pie chart. I haven't seen it mentioned here but it's worth a look; by clicking on items of interest you can drill down to specific directories (folders). You can also go directly to a specific drive without waiting for the entire system to be scanned. It provides a visual summary, but by hovering the mouse over the chart you get the usual path/size/file counts. I find a pie chart much easier to evaluate than the various-sized boxes other programs use to represent size.


Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thanks 1Tree
Installed easy. Runs perfect(win8)
very helpful in keeping track of storage space.
I see people have their complaints above, but I would actually
say that this software would be in my top 3 giveaways of the last couple months. Mr. Happy is very happy today :)

Enable to generate list of files in folder/s to txt file.
As previously suggested would make this software perfect.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Happy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

So, the purpose of this software is to provide a graphical "du" Unix-like command to Windows. Why not. Since most Windows users ignore what "du" is, and will never know or care, they will most certainly miss the point and confuse the program with something else. This is a big mistake from TriSun Software. Especially here, where people expect a true commercial software exceptionally given away. This program simply does not fit. It's more like a student's homework: "Hey, look, I made a graphical du for Windows !". Wow.

Consider this GOTD nothing else than a Trojan horse to make you visit their web site, because why in the whole universe one would spend $20 for a graphical "du" unknown by everyone but the Klingons?

Thanks GOTD !!

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#4 Fubar

Normally I appreciate your comments. But there is an old computer saying from pioneer times: "Never change a running system", which means if a system is working well don't hassle around. I think GOTD hasn't forgotten all comments and trouble against Themida wrapper.

I am posting my advices and comments whether they are approved or not because I think them to be useful for some people. Nobody knows everything.

The so called "User Rating" isn't of any use for me. And I don't think it's manipulated by a single person but by a group who can afford it to get "primary ranks".

And if GOTD gets still more complicated than Themida e.g. log on etc. it's good-bye for me and perhaps some others.

And no comment of mine about today's software and similar elaborated ones.

My advice: Excellent commercial Speed Commander can compute and show folder sizes for the complete list in both windows if you got to options and look for folder size (13th option).

If you want a free version from a former Advent Calendar ...

It's not latest version. But download link just checked and it is still valid in 2013! As far as I remember the key is automatic.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

TreeSize Free is much better than this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Sputnik  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thank you for giving your software away but I will pass on it as I am using an old version of SpaceMonger 1.4 that works very well for what I'm looking for.

Reply   |   Comment by Kivroth  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have the perfect solution to keeping my hard drive free from stuff I really don't need ... I simply just don't load it up with useless applications such as today's offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Kant Tellya  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Being able to list and sort all your files and folders in order of size is a useful function when you need it. I have used WinDirStat for that purpose, and it offers a very nice visualization of the space, but it can take a l-o-n-g time to crawl the folder structure for a large drive (like hours!).

Then there's Search Everything, which loads an instantly-searchable master list of all the files and folders on all your NTFS drives within seconds, using the NTFS master file name directory on the drives which most people don't even know exists. It's awesome as a search engine, but it can take several minutes to sort by size.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

Reply   |   Comment by blea101  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This is a neat little program. Not something i wold pay $20 for but for free, it's fine. It's like having a table of contens of your compters hard disks. It even lists external hard drives.

Reply   |   Comment by Arnie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Downloading and installation went smoothly. When tested it didn't show all my drives and took a long time to load. Who in their right mind would pay $20 for such a piece of useless software when there plenty of freeware programs that do a similar or better job. It's April 1st is it?

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Program installs but doesn't get passed the loading image -- don't know what else to call it -- so uninstalled, what a waste of disk space this program is!

Will check out SpaceSniffer that Derek recommended!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One of the most needed software I've ever seen. Thanks GOTD !!!

Reply   |   Comment by adam  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)

Installed very smoothly, activated without a problem. Though many here will say that it is too simple a program, yet, I find it very useful, straight forward to be used as an explorer, with just the basic functions I need. What I like most is the choice of font for the Tree, and also the large icons of the toolbar. That is less straining for my eyes. I have refrain since time past many softwares, no matter how useful it is, just because of poor visibility, not having the choice to choose different font. What I will suggest is to add a search function. Thank you GOTD and Trisun Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

I downloaded and installed the software, and it told me I had successfully registered it.
When I tried to open it, a very nice splash screen opened and... it just sat there at the splash screen for almost 10 minutes. I assume the software was gathering initial information about my folders. I have since re-opened it twice, including after a reboot, and timed it. It takes 6m30s to open after clicking the desktop icon! That alone makes this software unusable for me.

It shows exactly the same folder size information as their freeware 'File and Folder Lister' (FAFL), which can be downloaded from their website. Surprisingly, FAFL run much faster for me, it has a better explorer-type interface, and more useful options. In 1Tree Basic, the 'options' consist of Font, Toolbar location, and Data Separator symbol. And that's it! In the FAFL software, I can choose the output filetype, set size units and precision, choose to display path, size, mod date, and so on.

Anyone thinking of trying this giveaway should consider getting the freeware 'File and Folder Lister' first. If FAFL does what you need, don't bother with this giveaway. If FAFL is not what you need, then 1Tree Basic is certainly not for you, either. Sorry guys, not a good gift this time, even for a freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by philh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Totally agree with @Folder Lister, TreeSize free does the job perfectly well

Reply   |   Comment by TheHub  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Didn't download or install, also didn't rate. FREE alternative - Spacesniffer http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/index.html. PAID alternative SpaceMonger, www.sixty-five.cc/download

Reply   |   Comment by Ezra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Crashed with net framework error.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed without problem on 64bit/Win 7.
Its a nice little utility to help you tidy things up, I found it to be straight forward to use and does what it sets out to do well.
Not one that you will use often and certainly not worth $20, but I'll keep it tucked away in my utilities folder for those times when I want to do a bit of housekeeping.

Reply   |   Comment by Marineboy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pretty useless in my option, as there is no way to sort folder lists alphabetically (or is there?). Furthermore, unlike windows explorer, there is no indication wether a folder has subfolders until you actually open it - really annoying.

Treesize from JAM Software is way better even in its free version:

Reply   |   Comment by Folder Lister  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Doesn't work. The splash screen comes up and that's it.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Young  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

This GAOTD is probably just a JOKE...LOL!

What it does is simply visualize the directory sizes in Tree View in order to free up some HD space by deleting the larger folders....
that's it! Can also delete, recycle, copy, move files & directory with ease...

OK, nice GUI but does the developer really believe that people need to buy a LICENSE to do all of that?

Come on....be serious man!!!

* (Portable) Xinorbis (==> My Personal First Choice)
Freaking awesome FREE Hard Disk, folder & storage analyser and comparer which gives users a complete overview on the contents of their hard drives, by using a sophisticated mix of tables, tree displays and graphs.
With this magic FREE tool you can find out the number, size and location of any items on the HD according to the file types, as well as locate and remove duplicate files or the oldest ones you don't need anymore in order to free up some Disk space.
Can analyse the content of any kind of drive out there (HD/SSD, folder or network folder/share, external FireWire or USB drive, memory card etc...) showing the total files number, their size and date, average file size, null files, total folders, empty folders, the largest file and folder, the Top 101 largest/smallest files or newest/oldest files etc...
In addition to that, it's even able to combine any number of the above storage devices into a single scan, in order to produce a final REPORT in the following formats:

- HTML format (with graphs)
- CSV (all files and properties or user-customisable summary)
- Text (all files and properties or user-customisable summary)
- Tree (a textual representation of the structure of scan folder)
- XML (all files and properties or user-customisable summary)


User Manual:

* (Portable) Meinplatz
It scans your HD deeply and view the files in order to locate lost disk space. Then all results of the scan can easily be exported to plain text, XLS, HTML or CSV files.


See also:

To quickly move files from one folder to another via Windows context menu, using your OWN PERSONALIZED RULES by MASKS so as to AUTOMATE the process, just use a little FREE brand-new GEM called "Moveit" and...well, forget for good about browsing through huge amount of files, searching for the one you have to work with:


==> FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <== !!!!! Enjoy ^_^

My 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 cent....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Hey, am I living on the MOON? ^_^)  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+155)

1Tree Basic provides quick and easy access to all your storage devices, allowing you to know exactly what the file is and to whom it belongs. It seems to support the majority of file extensions, so a very handy tool to have.

The first glance it hits you: a very ugly UI made far worse by the ugliest icons I have ever laid eyes on; really, amateurish stuff. However, I can forgive this as a trade-off against performance and stability.

Performance is very snappy ... no waiting for it to identify files and switching folders is very fast. As such, this becomes a much more usable and informative utility.

But, I must add too that 1Tree has stability issues. Under Windows 7 ultimate x64 the software locked up almost every time I went to close it. No good at all, and most annoying.

On the whole, 1Tree is very helpful and I will keep it for occasional reference, but the stability problem renders 1Tree just something to have kicking around in the bottom og your toolbox.

One thumb cautiously up and the second thumb wondering what it's like being a finger.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

It's easy to see why this has got so many thumbs down. When you read the description you're left wondering what the program actually does. "In fact, it is similar to UNIX/Linux du command, or you can think it is a GUI du tool for Windows." is only helpful if you are familiar with the du command in Unix, and I suspect that might be a minority of the people who visit this site.

What you get here is a file manager, and a fairly limited one at that. It produces a tree style list of folders and allows you to run various commands on the files and folders listed. I wasn't very impressed when I ran it and many of the folders had "Cannot compute size" against them, Not very good for a program which "loads drives, folders and files with their sizes".

There are a number of freeware file managers out there and most of them can do more than this offering, so its going into the reycyle bin

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+70)

Downloaded, installed, and...the program brings up one small window but stops there, it never opens up. (Windows 7 home premium)

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Folder sizes? SpaceSniffer and WinDirStat do a far better job and have been freely available for years.

I get so sick of those of you claiming that "the votes are supposed to be this" or "the votes are supposed to be that". The votes are completely and totally fake every day. A mentally ill loser sits around all day manipulating them. "Why, a person would have to be insane to do that." Exactly. Some days, other people join in on the party. I couldn't care less whether or not you or GOTD are able to tell, which any idiot should. I sent GOTD a link to a program which would solve the voting problem with almost no code and very little expense (a one-time $499 fee, subdomains free, additional domains $20). The relevant point is that they can try it absolutely free, thereby exposing the fake voting (assuming that the program uses good data). The fake voting has no appreciable effect on the number of unique website visitors. It should have little impact on performance, reads don't need to be checked, only writes (votes, suggestions, comments). GOTD could have easily tested it on a weekend when there is less traffic. I also told GOTD some ways to do it themselves if they feel like coding or the program isn't any good. I can tell GOTD more, but they don't even acknowledge my emails. Tell GOTD that you want the fake votes rejected.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)

It does exactly what it says: It lists your drives, folders and files by size; D/L was quick, installed easily, and registered without missing a beat. Very simple to see and use and if that is what you are looking for, this program is right.

Reply   |   Comment by Axiomia  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Installed - tested - uninstalled. This program wouldn't be worth a glance if it was freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by David J Wilson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

While I like Windows 7 for the most part, Microsoft makes a lot of silly, gripe-worthy omissions like making us have to check the properties of each folder one by one. I like to keep my hard drive as slim as possible so I could see how this program would benefit you in deciding what to keep and uninstall during cleanup.

That said, I use a program that is a much better visualization of your hard drive and it contains most if not all of the features in this software. It's called SpaceSniffer and it's at www.uderzo.it. It's a really amazing way to look at the files and folders in your hard drive and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a total picture of what is on your hard drive. Oh yeah, it's FREE!

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+68)
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