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Is there a way to get alerted by TreeSize once the free disk space drops below a certain level?

TreeSize is a stand-alone EXE and not able to do this out of the box. But our product ServerSentinel is specialized in observing servers for states like low disk space and send a notification by email or text message (SMS). Please find additional information at: https://www.jam-software.com/serversentinel/diskspace-sensor.shtml

Is it possible to export a full list of the files on a disk, including owner?

There are 3 options to achieve this:

  1. For the export in question, enable the option "Tools > Options > Export > [Export Type] > Exported Eelements > Include single files in export" and perform the export using "File > Export".
  2. You may use our free command line tool "FileList: https://www.jam-software.com/filelist/
  3. You may use the TreeSize File search and perform a custom search that matches all files by using the pattern "*". Using "File > Export" you can export the result list in various formats.
  4. You scan the path with the TreeSize main module and then chose "File > Export > Copy list of files".

How can i script treesize to run automatically?

Please open the help file and see the chapter "Schedule TreeSize Tasks".

I have a command-line scheduled task running a custom search for several department drives. When manually running I can choose what columns to export to the .CSV file. However, in the command-line, I don 't see a way to do this. Currently, my search options are being read from the saved .XML file settings.

By default TreeSize will use the columns that have been set under "Tools > Options > Export" when it was used the last time. To force the columns on the command line, export your current options through "Tools > Options > Export" to a file and supply this config file on the command line using the command line option /OPTIONS .

On our file systems we have archive file stubs which take up 8k. Is there a way of scanning files for size on disk? I am currently showing 800GB on a 300GB file system, as it sees the entire file size.

Please switch to "View > Allocated Space" and see if this helps. If not then the system does not report the size correctly.

Can I synchronize two folders with TreeSize?

No, TreeSize cannot synchronize folders.

How can I change the file ages that treesize defaults to on the chart. A request for a more expansive chart showing by years instead of months.

The date intervals can be adjusted under: Tools > Options > Age of Files.

I tried to make an excel-report for a file-server drive and got the message that the excelsheet couldnt handle more that 65535 lines and hence the report failed. Is there anything I can do to make TreeSizer handle more rows?

You have to switch to the Excel 2007+ format by using the .XLSX file extensions.

Do you have a version available that works with Macintosh client / on MacOS?

We are sorry, but TreeSize is a Windows application and can be run on Windows systems only. We do not yet provide a Macintosh version of TreeSize. Information on disk space managemnet on MacOS can be found here.

I want to run a report that will give me a listing of the number of files accessed between a certain date and the total size of the files. Can I customize the "Age of files" view to be more granular?

You can adjust the intervals used for the "age of files" statistics under: Tools > Options > Age of Files


The custom search type of the TreeSize File Search, which can be opened through the Windows Start or the TreeSize Tools menu, is also very suitable to get a list of files accessed or not accessed in a certain time range.

Can I create a report that shows the difference between two folders?

You can compare a scan to another folder using "Scan > Compare with path". This will show the size differences on folder level between the path that was scanned, and the one that was selected for comparison.

Can I install the new version over an existing version or do I need to uninstall first?

Our software products are designed to be installed over an existing version. There should be no more than one major version between the old and the new version.