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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.

I 'm able to schedule TreeSize task to perform scan on schedule.I 'm unable to schedule scan multiple path for some reason.when enter "\machine\d$ " "\machine2\d$ " in the path to scan, I only get results from the machine2.

If you want to get a combined, then please add the command line switch /GROUPSCANS to the beginning of the command line. If you want seperate reorts for those drives, it is best to split it up into separate TreeSize call.

How can i restore files i accidentally deleted

Unless instructed otherwise TreeSize deletes all files to the Windows using the same mechanism as the Windows Explorer. That means, if according to your settings files get deleted to the recycle bin, they can be rcovered from there.

After searching for a file type is there a way to move the found files to a new directory without maintaining the old directory structure?

Yes. When using the "Move Checked" feature of the file search, there is an option that allows you to decide whether or not the directory sturcture will be preserved.

How do i know what files i need to keep and what i can delete?

Since we do not know which files you have on your disk, and also do not know which files you or your colleagues or family members might be interested to keep, we cannot give you advice here. The results of the TreeSize Temporary File Search and the Browser Cache Files are quite safe to delete. If you delete files, only delete them to the recycle bin or move them to a different path, from where you can recover them again a few days after you deleted them, just in case you deleted a file you still need.

What is the difference between last change date and last access date?

The last change date is the date on which the file has been written the last time, for example if a file is saved or if the content of a folder is altered. The last access date is updated even if the actual written content is identical to the previous one.

The last access date shows when the file was last opened for reading.

is it possible to use tressize professional in a batch file to get the size of a folder?

This command produces a text file with one line containing the size and allocated space of D:\Temp in Bytes:

Treesize /SAVE D_Temp_Size.txt /NOHEADERS /EXPAND 0 /SIZEUNIT 0 D:\Temp

How can i combine scan history from two different users into one?

Let the first user export his history through "History > Manage history data > Export to file". The second user then can import this file through  "History > Manage history data > Import from file", the data will get merged.

Is there any way to combine scans into one logical scan? For example, I would like to group C: and D: together for charts and reports. Kind of like a "Level 0 " I guess.

Yes, please use Tools > Group all scans in a virtual root.

TSP 5.2.3 works great in finding thousands of duplicate files, but how can I select the subset I want to delete other than one at a time?

If you want to keep the newest file of every group only, hit Ctrl+A to select all and then choose "Check all but newest" from the right click menu.

If you want to choose for each group of files individually which one to preserve, you obviously need to do this one by one.

An export to Excel might also be helpful if there are other criteria by which you want to decide which files to delete. Excel 's Auto Filter is a good tool to filter the list of files.

I would like to use the file search to list all files in a folder called ARCHIVE, which (together with folder name) have a length of over 240 characters.

You can achieve this byusing the custom search. Add the pattern *\Archive\*.* to the file name patterns (as the only one which is checked) and on the "Size Attributes" tab set "Full path longer than" to 240. After checking the drives to search in the panel at the top of the search, hit "Start".

I had two questions. 1. Can Treesize Professional search by groups of machines? multiple unc path search. I want to be able to search without adding every unc path of a workstation. 2. Can the "Import Scan " feature work to import the multiple UNC search in File Search?

1. You can search all shares of a remote machine by entering the unc path of the machine only, e.g \machinename. You canb search all shares of all members of a domain by entering the UNC path of the domain, e.g. \domainnane.

2. No. But you may supply the paths to bea search at the command line of TreeSize. Please see the chapter "Command Line Options" in the help file for details, here is a simple example: TreeSize.exe /SEARCH SearchOptions.XML path1 path2 path3 ...