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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.

How can I perform a "silent" installation ?

If you run the installation file and provide the parameters /SILENT and /PASSWORD=<YourInstallPasswordHere> on the command line, the software will perform an installation without any questions and just adhering to default values. Using /VERYSILENT instead of /SILENT prevents also a visual feedback. The option /DIR="X:\InstallPath" can be used to specify an alternative target directory for installation.

How can I set TreeSize to export one report with size information made in GB and another report with size information made in MB?

Please use the command line parameter /SIZEUNIT N to set the desired size unit in your exports. The parameter N is an integer value, denoting these settings:
0 = Bytes; 1 = KB; 2 = MB; 3 =GB.

If you don't use this option, size information will be made the same way, like it was done in the last export/report.

The sum of the sizes over the bars in the File Age tab differs from the total of used space. Is this caused by file compression?

The shown sizes refer to the used hard disk space as shown in the Directory Tree. These sizes indeed could be different, depending on compression and/or cluster size on the harddrive (see also the topic on Wasted Space in the product manual).

Is it possible to enable the TreeSize column in every folder, without having to change the settings separately for every folder?

Enabling the TreeSize column for every folder can be done in the folder options menu of the Windows Explorer.

What is the difference between the Professional and the Personal Edition?

The Personal Edition has the same features as the Professional Edition, except that it cannot be used with Windows server operating systems, does not support scans of network shares which are part of a Windows domain, provides no command line options and no scheduled scans.


The Personal edition scans network drives if the computer it runs on is not part of a Windows domain and the remote system is not a Windows server. This enables customers of the Personal Edition to scan network drives in their home network, including NAS systems based on Linux and Samba.

Please find a comparison chart here.

Is there a way to set the depth level for the exported scan results in XML files like it is possible for Excel exports?

The XML files were meant to store the complete results of a scan for recalling them later and to compare them with the latest scan results. So there was (and is) no need for limiting the result display to a certain scan level.

If you are interested only in the uppermost level of the file system, CSV or Excel exports are quite comfortable, too.

If you simply want to reduce the total size of the XML file, you could deactivate the statistics on users and file types.

I want to export my scan results into an Excel spread sheet. The whole process of scan invoking and exporting should be automatic. How can I do this?

Consider the following scenario:

You want to scan the drive C:\ and your installation directory of TreeSize is
"C:\Programs\JAMSoftware\TreeSize Professional\TreeSize.exe"
Your directory for your reports is
"D:\My Company\Reports\TREESIZE\sheet1.xls",
with "sheet1.xls" as your sheet for reports.

In this case, the full command line would look like this: "C:\Programs\JAMSoftware\TreeSize Professional\TreeSize.exe" /EXCEL "D:\MyCompany\Reports\TREESIZE\sheet1.xls" "C:\"

Paths containing directory names with spaces must be embraced by double quotes, so it is a consistent and careful habit, to double-quote all paths, to avoid problems. Instead of retyping the command line every time you want to scan, you can save it into a .bat-file and start it by double-clicking.

How can I search for files from the command line interface, even if I haven’t accessed them for more than 7 days ?

/SEARCH opens the filesearch panel of TreeSize Professional. If you add the ":start" option to thiscall, the search will be executed immediately. TreeSize uses by default thesame settings like it did in the last file search and will search the samedrives or directories. Changes to these settings can be made via the commandline typing:treesize /SEARCH :start c:\ d:\