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TreeSize



Question / Problem

What are the minimum access privieleges that a user needs to run a scan?

Answer / Solution

The user who should use TreeSize needs to have read access on the folders that should be scanned, or alternatively the user must be permitted to request the Windows backup privilege, which is the case by default for administrators. Using the Windows backup privilege TreeSize is also able to query meta data like size and last change date. It may be necessary to explicitly run TreeSize "as administrator". User do not need read access on the file content unless you want to use the TreeSize duplicate file search with options that take the actual file content into account, and not only the meta data of the files.