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Does TreeSize track/count the depth of the scanned files and folders?

TreeSize tracks the directory and file depth and assigns it to a property called 'Dir Level'.You can view the level for any folder or file in the 'Details' view.To activate the column, right click on the column header of the details view and click 'Dir Level'. If you need to filter a scan result for a specific directory or file level, you can use the Excel export from TreeSize.Before exporting, make sure the 'Dir Level' column is activated in the options menu of TreeSize for Excel reports.To do this, go to Tools > Options >  Columns/Export and set the 'Visible Columns of' to 'Excel'.In the list below, look for the 'Dir Level' entry and check it. After scanning the system you can now use the 'File > Export > Export to Excel' button to create an Excel file that contains the scan data. With the filter features of Excel, you can now filter for any criteria.

 

Is TreeSize also available as portable version which can be installed and run from an USB stick?

The full version of TreeSize Professional can be installed on an USB stick and can be run from there. To install TreeSize Professional as "portable edition", install it normally on a PC, run TreeSize and click "Tools > Create portable edition".

How long would it take to scan a 1TB drive?

This highly depends on the performance of your hard disk, your PC, the number of files and folders and the settings. Just use our free an fully functional trial version and try for yourself. TreeSize scan using parallel threads and you won 't find a disk space manager that scans faster.

How can I see the file that has increased the space in the right hand window of a compare. CUrrently it only shows the folders and in the left hand window says FILE but when I click on the folder in the left hand window it does not list the files in the right hand window.

TreeSize stores data only on folder level, otherwise the mount of data would be too large.This is why it can 't display the the size increase of files.

We also offer another disk space manager called SpaceObServer which is designed for large servers and continuous reporting. It regularly collects the file system information using a background agent and stores it in a SQL database, including size development. It uses less RAM than TreeSize Pro and the reporting capabilities are faster and more flexible because it is built on a database and collects data on file level. SpaceObServer offers advanced scripting capabilities through OLE Automation. If you are interested, please visit: https://www.jam-software.com/spaceobserver/

I would like to know how within TreeSize you can work out what data was copied to another logical drive and when. For example D: drive has suddenly grown by 5GB, how do you determine what 5GB has been copied and when.

This kind of task is moresuitable to our hard disk manager SpaceObServer.By archiving the collecteddirectory information in a database, SpaceObServer enables your to get instantinformation about directory sizes, growth of allocated disc space (for each subdirectory) and to define filters (E.g.: Files create within the last X days)that can be applied immediately on the shown directory brunch.What you could do inTreeSize is to take a look at the "Age of Files" graphics (look forfiles create within the last few days), or compare the current scan with aformer stored XML report ("File > Compare With XML Report").

Does TreeSize work with long file names and path (i.e. >255)?

Yes,TreeSize will handle files with a full path longer than 255characters correctly. The integrated TreeSize File Search also offers a possibility to search all files with a full path longer than 255 characters.

I was doing a custom file search on my server. when I press the "save results " button and select my target file (local on the server), it takes very long to create the csv file. Is there any way to speed this up?

Do you have activated the "Owner" or the "Permissions" column? In Active Directory environments Windows can take a long time to query these values. To speed this up, the only option is to turn off these columns using the"View" menu if not needed.

I would like to use Treesize to list all the directories on a drive with a certain pattern, and show the directory sizes. Is there a way to do this currently? Or, if not, could this be considered for a future release?I had thought that I might be able to use the FileSearch function, but the filtering only seems to apply to files.

It is currently not possible to filter out only folders with a certain name in TreeSize. This can however be achieved very easily aftert exporting the data to excel using Excel 's Auotfilter feature. For V5.4 we plan to improve the "include filter" of TreeSize not to allow filtering by file extensions but also for path fragments like: *\FolderNameInQuestion\* The TreeSize File Search indeed allows to search for files only.

We had a user who used treesize pro on a daily basis who has now left, we need to transfer his licence to another user/machine (un-install, re-install) but we wish to keep the history and continue to add to it maintain our trend analysis, can his history be copied to or imported into the fresh install

The values for the "History" tab are stored in an XML file named "scanhistory.xml" in your application data directory ("C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\JAM Software\TreeSize Professional\").
Please copy this file to your new machine to keep your "History" values.

WWith which Windows versions is my version of Treesize compatible with?

You will find this information for the latest on the TreeSize homepage and also in the TreeSize help file in the chapter "Installation".

Can anyone point me in the right direction for tree size pro reporting? I am specifically looking for a report to show me all file extensions for each user under several specific UNC paths.

This is not possible with TreeSize Professional as it is not able to filter both by file extensions and by user name. TreeSize groups information on folder level only, this is because of memory consumption.

We also offer another disk space manager called SpaceObServer which is designed for large servers and continuous reporting. It regularly collects the file system information using a background agent and stores it in a SQL database, including size development. It uses less RAM than TreeSize Pro and the reporting capabilities are faster and more flexible because it is built on a database and collects data on file level. SpaceObServer offers advanced scripting capabilities through OLE Automation. If you are interested, please visit: https://www.jam-software.com/spaceobserver/

SpaceObserver can perform yiur task easily with the integrated filter options.

I wish to search from the command line our domain servers looking for large files (>100megs) and older than 90 days and have the results put into an xml file. I want to set it up so it will run automatically, so I do not want to click on the start search button. How do I do this?

Start the TreeSize File Search. Please configure the custom file search appropriately, turn off all other search types and save your search options to an XML config file using the "File" menu. You can then call the TreeSize File Search via command line and export the results to a CSV or Excel file:

TreeSize.exe /SEARCH /SAVE D:\Results.xls MySearchOptions.xml

Exporting to an XML file is currently not supported, but planned for a later version.