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Do you have a version comparison chart?Is your demo limited by anything other than time?



You can find a comparison of the TreeSize editions and SpaceObServer at:

http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/tsizeVsSOS.shtml

The demo version is not limited in functionality.

When I run Treesize Professional on our file server people have trouble accessing folders and files. I even tried to set the program to the lower priorities. Any way to slow the file activity? the priority levels only seem to be for CPU.

You can decrease he maximum number of threads in the "Scan" Options of Treesize, this will reduce the impact on the server.

Can tree size find/report long file paths (e.g. > 255)?

Long paths can be searched using the "Custom File Search" of TreeSize, simply activate the search option "Full Path longer than X characters" with a value of 255. In the main application, folders containing  long paths are highlighted in red in case the option "Tools > Options > View > General > Show elements conatining path >260 chars in red" is activated.

On a Novell Netware volume, TreeSize reports compressed files as uncompressed and the user names are missing in the Owner columns. Why?

Unfortunately the Netware client for Windows does not supply information about compression and file owners through standard Windows API functions. So developers have to integrate special support for Netware in their applications. We may address this issue in a later version of TreeSize, but so far we do not actively support Netware. All other parts work fine with Netware volumes.

Can TreeSize omit displaying directories that are smaller than a certain size ?

The context menu of theroot directory offers an option, for removing files that go below a certainlimit. Right-click on the root directory (alternatively, you can choose"Expand" from the menu "Branch") and choose "Remove folder XX MB".

I'd like to scan a certain group of drives when TreeSize is started. Is this possible?

Yes, it is possible. This can be done in the options dialog of TreeSize under "System > Startup". You can specify up to five paths here that are scanned when TreeSize is started.

Will the pie chart also display the free space on my drives ?

If the root directory of this drive is selected, the drives free space will be shown in the pie chart. Please note that this requires the corresponding option in the context menu to be activated.

Can I setup TreeSize to do a daily scan and to send an email if available disk space gets too low?

You can setup TreeSize to create and email a report daily using command line options. Please see the help file for details. SMTP must be configured properly to do so.

It is currently not possible to send this report only in case of low disk space. For such tasks, please have a look at SpaceObServer, which provides extended scripting capabilities: http://www.jam-software.com/spaceobserver/

I'm using TreeSize Professional on Windows Vista: How can I enable the "TreeSize" column in the Windows Explorer which shows the size for each folder? This was available in Windows XP!

Unfortunately it is not possible to provide this extension for the Explorer of Windows Vista because Microsoft has removed a required interface from this version of Windows. Microsoft has officially confirmed that adding a similar extension for the Explorer of Windows Vista or higher won't be possible.

I'd like to print a complete listing of all my files on my hard disc but TreeSize don't offer a possibility to do this - why ?

A normalWindows 2000 system contains approx. 6000 to 100000 files in the WINDOWSdirectory alone. Printing these file names would result in a hard copy of 90-120 pages - printing all file names on your disc would consume considerablymore paper.That's whyTreeSize supports only the print-output for single, selected branches. Butthere's a way to achieve a quite similar goal : you can copy a complete resultlist for a drive to the clipboard and paste it into a spreadsheet or a databasetable for further processing. Please refer to the manual for furtherinformation on the subject "Copy files".

Is it possible to Schedule a "Duplicate File " Search like you can with Treesize. If it is not possible can it be added as a new feature in the next version?



Any search configuration, including a duplicate file search, can be saved to an XML file. This XML file can be passed to TreeSize again at the command line:TreeSize.exe /SEARCH "DupeSearch.XML"

You can schedule a search also using "Tools" / "Schedule TreeSize Task" from the TreeSize main program window.

I was able to do file age statistics with 1 month, 1 day old etc. However, I would like to get some statistics for a specific date range. For eg. To run a query that just gives file statistics (number of files, total KB) in each directory / sub-directory with file creation date between Jan 1, 08 and Mar 31, 08. Is this feasible?

You can edit the intervals of the file ages in the Options of TreeSize. Filtering by a certain interval is not possible with TreeSize. But this is be possible with our products SpaceObServer.