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How can I set TreeSize to export one report with size information made in GB and another report with size information made in MB?

Please use the command line parameter /SIZEUNIT N to set the desired size unit in your exports. The parameter N is an integer value, denoting these settings:
0 = Bytes; 1 = KB; 2 = MB; 3 =GB.

If you don't use this option, size information will be made the same way, like it was done in the last export/report.

The sum of the sizes over the bars in the File Age tab differs from the total of used space. Is this caused by file compression?

The shown sizes refer to the used hard disk space as shown in the Directory Tree. These sizes indeed could be different, depending on compression and/or cluster size on the harddrive (see also the topic on Wasted Space in the product manual).

Is it possible to enable the TreeSize column in every folder, without having to change the settings separately for every folder?

Enabling the TreeSize column for every folder can be done in the folder options menu of the Windows Explorer.

What is the difference between the Professional and the Personal Edition?

The Personal Edition has the same features as the Professional Edition, except that it cannot be used with Windows server operating systems, does not support scans of network shares which are part of a Windows domain, provides no command line options and no scheduled scans.


The Personal edition scans network drives if the computer it runs on is not part of a Windows domain and the remote system is not a Windows server. This enables customers of the Personal Edition to scan network drives in their home network, including NAS systems based on Linux and Samba.

Please find a comparison chart here.

Is there a way to set the depth level for the exported scan results in XML files like it is possible for Excel exports?

The XML files were meant to store the complete results of a scan for recalling them later and to compare them with the latest scan results. So there was (and is) no need for limiting the result display to a certain scan level.

If you are interested only in the uppermost level of the file system, CSV or Excel exports are quite comfortable, too.

If you simply want to reduce the total size of the XML file, you could deactivate the statistics on users and file types.

I want to export my scan results into an Excel spread sheet. The whole process of scan invoking and exporting should be automatic. How can I do this?

Consider the following scenario:

You want to scan the drive C:\ and your installation directory of TreeSize is
"C:\Programs\JAMSoftware\TreeSize Professional\TreeSize.exe"
Your directory for your reports is
"D:\My Company\Reports\TREESIZE\sheet1.xls",
with "sheet1.xls" as your sheet for reports.

In this case, the full command line would look like this: "C:\Programs\JAMSoftware\TreeSize Professional\TreeSize.exe" /EXCEL "D:\MyCompany\Reports\TREESIZE\sheet1.xls" "C:\"

Paths containing directory names with spaces must be embraced by double quotes, so it is a consistent and careful habit, to double-quote all paths, to avoid problems. Instead of retyping the command line every time you want to scan, you can save it into a .bat-file and start it by double-clicking.

How can I search for files from the command line interface, even if I haven’t accessed them for more than 7 days ?

/SEARCH opens the filesearch panel of TreeSize Professional. If you add the ":start" option to thiscall, the search will be executed immediately. TreeSize uses by default thesame settings like it did in the last file search and will search the samedrives or directories. Changes to these settings can be made via the commandline typing:treesize /SEARCH :start c:\ d:\

I want to produce my reports in HTML and I use the command line interface fort his job. Is there any possibility to create a more individual HTML output – e.g. by using style sheets?

At themoment, there is no possibility to change the design of the produced HTML filesexcept by choosing different columns to be exported.But if youexport your reports to XML, you could fit the provided XSL style sheet"TreeSize.xsl" (stored in the TreeSize Pro installation directory) to yourneeds. For further information, please refer to the TreeSize manual.

How can I uninstall the TreeSize column part without uninstalling the whole TreeSize software? Is there a possibility to deactivate it in the Windows registry?

You have two options:

You may simply deactivate the TreeSize column in the Windows Explorer by right-clicking on the tables head and uncheck the TreeSize entry in the context menu.

Alternatively you may uninstall the TreeSize column manually, by deleting the following key from the registry using regedit.exe: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Folder\ShellEx\ColumnHandlers\{0BC1E559-9D68-4E99-AFD9-98D27DAB971D}

How can I reactivate the TreeSize entry in my context menu after I had to repair a user profile?

TreeSize version 4 and higher offer the possibility to switch this feature on or off in the options dialog under "System > Context Menu".

Is it possible to select several (or all) files listed in the file search’s result list?



You can select several files -justlike in other applications- by left-clicking while you press the CTRL key. If you press CTRL+A, you selectevery file in the list.

After selecting the files you want,you can mark the selected files by right-clicking and choosing "Check" from the context menu.

Consecutive entries can be markedby hitting the space bare repeatedly.

How can I choose, which column should appear in a report or in an exported file?

You may select the desired columns in the options dialog of TreeSize under the corresponding Export type. For configuring the HTML export for example, go to "Export > HTML". You can then enable/disable the columns in the "Visible columns" list of this options page.