Knowledge Base


Question / Problem

Is there a way to get a summarized listing of all the owners for files/folders down an entire folder tree? The top-level folder gives the owner for that folder, but various sub-folders can have other owners and I 'm looking to get a summarized listing of all the various people that may have files/folders below a top-level folder.

Answer / Solution

Under Tools / Options / Export you can define which column should be part of the exported data. Please activate the column "Owner" here for all export types.

You may then use the File / Export menu to export the collected data. Only "Copy List of Files" will generate a report on file level, which is copied to the clipboard. This may take some time, because TreeSize does not store information on file level due to the huge amount of memory that would be needed for this.

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