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Is there a way to use the command line to search for files that e.g. have not changed in x days and then delete them automatically? Currently we are doing this manually but would like to schedule it as a daily or weekly task.

The TreeSize File Search can search, report and delete files fulfilling certain criteria. For security reasons we have designed the deleting operation bypassing the recycle bin not to be scriptable - with the exception of the possibility to move the files, which is available through the command line option /MOVETO (Professional Edition only). Any search options saved to an XML file can be passed at the command line and the found results can be moved using a command line like this:

TreeSize.EXE /SEARCH /MOVETO "C:\Temp\TST\Moved" "C:\Temp\TSP\Files ending with TMP.xml".

You may pass a ZIP-file or the "Recycle Bin" as destination as well:

TreeSize.EXE /SEARCH /MOVETO "Recycle Bin" "C:\Temp\TSP\Files ending with TMP.xml"

Is there a quick way to start TreeSize as a user with full admin rights but in read only / export mode. We need to pull the permissions from our AD, but would like to have the reassurance that nothing can be moved by accident.

You can use the command line switches (Professional Edition only) /RESTRICTED and /READONLY to do this. Sample:

The user of TreeSize will then not have access to Explorer context menu, may not rename or delete files or folders and the buttons for the Software applet and to connect a network drive are not available in the ribbon bar.

can you scan for file over 20 mb

Please start the TreeSize File Search through the Tools or the Windows Start menu, activate only the "Biggest Files" search type, adjust the minimum size to 20 MB on the "Biggest Files" tab and start the search.

We are an organisation with 1 server and 12 client computers. I am the only IT person. Do I need a single user license or mulitple licenses?

According to our license agreement you need at least one license for each client, on which our software is available for execution, including Terminal Server clients and Remote Desktop clients. You may install one license on up to 3 machines and use it non-simultaneously for personal use.

You do not need additional licenses to scan remote machines over the network. The Professional edition can be installed on a USB stick and so used on other computers without installation.

In case you install our software on a machine on which multiple users may use it simultaneously (e.g. a Terminal Server or a VM), you will need one license for each user that is allowed to run our software.

I am currently using an older version of TreeSize. When upgrading to the most current version, do I have to uninstall the old version before installing the new one?

No you don't have to uninstall the old verion before. Simply run the setup of the new version and all relevant files will be replaced.

When using TreeSize File Search to move checked items to another path the owner changes. How can I keep the same owner when moving checked items in file search?

This is possible using the "Preserve permissions of the original items" option in the "Choose destination" dialog.

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.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.

There is no need to uninstall the trial version, just install the full version over the trial version, you settings will be preserved.

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.