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Does TreeSize change any of the modified/accessed/changed [MAC] date & time information on files or folders when scanning?

No, TreeSize does not change file dates when scanning a file system branch.

Which access rights / permissions does a person require to perform a scan on a drive or share?

Basically a user requires the right to list the folders contents and to read the attributes.

However, being a member of the Administrators group is sufficient for TreeSize to scan the whole disk on a standard Windows network/installation.

How do I unlock or activate the trial version? I purchased the full version of Treesize but can't find a place where to enter the installation key in the demo version.

You have to download the full version of the software from our customer 's area at http://www.jam-software.com/customers/.The login data can be found in the e-mail or in the printed license which you have received after the purchase. In case that you do not have your login data any more, you can request them to be sent to the e-mail address that you have used for purchasing the software.

How do you search for a folder over a certain Number GBs and older than a certain date? I 'm trying to find data to archive off my file server

Please start the TreeSize File Search using the Tools or the Windows Start menu, Activate the Custom Search type only on the "Search Options" tab and adjust the search parameters on the "Custom Search" tab accordingly.

Is one user license sufficient if the software is installed on one computer though two or three users may access the software.



Basically you need as many licenses as you have PCs on which our software is available for execution. If these three users work on the same PC at different times, then one license is sufficient. If they work on three different PCs and start the software there, then you will need three licenses.

Is it possible to use TSP File search to list all files older than a certain date that have a set of extensions ?If I use the custom search function, setting the date range on the date tab, and then setting the file name filter on the Name tab, I get ALL files with the extnsions, rather than those that meet the date range.It appears the two filters are "ORed " rather than "ANDed ".



Both searches can be combineb by using the Custom Search type ofthe TreeSize File Search. It can be activated on the Search Options tab.

how can i schedule a job so that it can automatically deletes the files in a specific directory which are older than one year.

First open the TreeSizeFile Search and configure your search. In your case you should use the "OldestFiles" Search or the "Custom Search" search for files by their last change datein absolute date (Oldest Files), or interval in days (Custom Search).Note: Do not select anydirectories to scan in the "Scan Options"!Than save the searchoptions via "File > Save Search Options" (e.g.:"C:\TreeSizeSearch\older_1_year_search_option.xml")Now use the TreeSize TaskScheduler ("Tools > Schedule TreeSize Task"), enter the paths tosearch in at "Path to scan" (e.g.: "C:\" "D:\")and select "Start TreeSize File Search", "Use saved searchoptions: " and "Move Search resultto: Recycle Bin".

Can TSP 5.1.1 report only directories matching a certain criteria? I 'm trying to report on folder size having the following: OF???ARC (??? is the part that changes, but the OF and ARC part remain the same in all instances). Thanks.



If these folder are on the same level, then this is possible, because TreeSize supports wildcards on the root level. Simply scan:

C:\Folder\OF???ARC  or  \server\share\OF???ARC

If this is not the case, you can compile a list that contains only the folders in question by scanning the whole volume, export the results to Excel and filter the lines in question there using Excel 's AutoFilter.

We need some help with the following questions:1) In TreeSize File Search under the Tools option, is there a way to list individual files in the "Drives and Paths to Include " section?2) Is there a way to add directories not currently found on the server?3) Is there a way to copy the above list to other units?



1) The "Drives and Paths to Include" are the drives and directories that will be searched. To search for individual files please activate the "Custom Search" type and add the file names on the "Names" tab of the custom file search.

2) To search directories not present in the "Drives and Paths to Include" section please add them using the buttons below the list.

3) Currently you can only copy the contents of the drives panel of the TreeSize main application. But we will add this feature to the TreeSize file search in V5.2 as well.

I have a Wscript.shell issue.Can someone please email me, as the new version 's EXE has changed the way it returns its "completed " value. In previous versions - the script would recieve a return from the exe(value of 0) and then my code could continue. Now, the return code is being sent once the TreeSize.exe has been Triggered - not completed, so its causing issues. I need to find out what the exe "returns " once it has finished its scan.

The behaviormay be caused through the fact that the name of the EXE changed fromTSizePro.exe in V4 to TreeSize.exe in V5.There isstill a Tsizepro.exe for compatibility reasons, but this simply callsTreeSize.exe with the given parameters and the exits.

Can TreeSize Professional sort and display files based on last accessed date?

Yes, you can sort TreeSize lists by any shown column by clicking on the header of the column. In case of the "Last Access " column, the list is sorted from the oldest to the newest date value. Click the header again to sort the list from the newest to the oldest. This behavior is equivalent to windows explorer.

The wasted space shown by TreeSize is extremely high. How can I reduce the wasted space?

Probably, you are using the FAT32 file system, which causes serious wasting of disk space becauseof it’s large block structure. Please read the chapter "Wasted space" in the manual, so will learn to understand and to tackle this problem.