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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?

You can use command line paramaters to start a scan and automatically generate an Excel report.

For example:

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.xlsx",
with "sheet1.xlsx" 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.xlsx" "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 TreeSize File Search. If you add the ":start" option to this call, the search will be executed immediately. TreeSize, by default, uses the same settings as it did in the last file search. For futher information, please refer to this chapter of the TreeSize manual.

How can I reactivate the TreeSize entry in my context menu after I had to repair a user profile?

You can switch this feature on or off in the options dialog under "System > Context Menu".

How can I choose, which column should appear in a report or in an exported file?

You may select the desired columns in the options dialog of TreeSize under the corresponding Export type. For configuring the HTML export for example, go to "Export > HTML". You can then enable/disable the columns in the "Visible columns" list of this options page.

Do you have a version comparison chart?Is your demo limited by anything other than time?

You can find a comparison of the TreeSize editions and SpaceObServer at: https://www.jam-software.com/treesize/tsizeVsSOS.shtml

The demo version is not limited in functionality.

When I run Treesize Professional on our file server people have trouble accessing folders and files. I even tried to set the program to the lower priorities. Any way to slow the file activity? the priority levels only seem to be for CPU.

You can decrease he maximum number of threads in the "Scan" Options of Treesize, this will reduce the impact on the server.

Can tree size find/report long file paths (e.g. > 255)?

Long paths can be searched using the "Custom File Search" of TreeSize, simply activate the search option "Full Path longer than X characters" with a value of 255. In the main application, folders containing  long paths are highlighted in red in case the option "Tools > Options > View > General > Show elements conatining path >260 chars in red" is activated.

On a Novell Netware volume, TreeSize reports compressed files as uncompressed and the user names are missing in the Owner columns. Why?

Unfortunately the Netware client for Windows does not supply information about compression and file owners through standard Windows API functions. So developers have to integrate special support for Netware in their applications. We may address this issue in a later version of TreeSize, but so far we do not actively support Netware. All other parts work fine with Netware volumes.

Can TreeSize omit displaying directories that are smaller than a certain size ?

The context menu of theroot directory offers an option, for removing files that go below a certain limit. Right-click on the root directory  and select "Expand > Hide folders smaller than". (alternatively, you can select "Expand" from the ribbon menu "Scan")

I'd like to scan a certain group of drives when TreeSize is started. Is this possible?

Yes, it is possible. This can be done in the options dialog of TreeSize under "System > Startup". You can specify up to five paths here that are scanned when TreeSize is started.

Will the pie chart also display the free space on my drives ?

If the root directory of this drive is selected, the drives free space will be shown in the pie chart. Please note that this requires the corresponding option in the context menuof the pie chart to beactivated.

Can I setup TreeSize to do a daily scan and to send an email if available disk space gets too low?

You can setup TreeSize to create and email a report daily using command line options. Please see the help file for details.SMTP must be configured properly to do so.

It is currently not possible to send this report only in case of low disk space. For such tasks, please have a look at SpaceObServer, which provides extended scripting capabilities.