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Is it possible to search empty folders with TreeSize?

Empty folders do not consume space on a drive, also some applications may store data in them sometimes. To search them anyway, use the custom search of the TreeSize File Search, go to the tab "Size / Attributes" and set a maximum size of 0 Bytes, uncheck "Include Files" and check-mark "Include folders".

I want to filter out and only view a directory with a particular name - dwg. Is that possible? I see filters for files but not for directories.

There iscurrently only an exclude filter in the TreeSize options. But you can simply export a scan to an Excelfile and then use Excel 's Auto-Filter to filter out all directories containing "dwg".

Is it possible to modify the defined categories of extensions in the 'Extensions ' tab?

You can configure those groups at: Tools > Options > View > File Groups
Don't hesitate to send us suggestions which extensions you expect in which category. We will be happy to include this in the next release.

Is there any way to 'increase ' the number of 'top 100 ' files found to create lists of 'all ' files?

If you are particularly interested in the largest files you can use "File Search > Largest Files" to get a list of the largest files in the scanned directory tree.

When trying to open a saved scan (XML format) on a different computer using Internet Explorer the following error is shown:

"Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later. Access denied".

Unfortunately the Internet Explorer does not display the raw XML file if it doesn't find the referenced style sheet. Removing the second line with the stylesheet path from the XML file will fix this.

I 'm trying to scan a directory to find excel files with their use date attributes and their file paths. My intent is to send the results to excel for analysis (trying to cleanup the directory).In the screens, I can see file names, but not with the paths. I 've tried exporting to excel, setting the export function to include the fields I need, but all I get in the export are folders - no file detail. I 've tried doing a global search, saving that as a txt file and parsing in excel, which gives me the filenames and paths, but with all the work parsing, I 'm not saving any time. How can I get an excel listing of filenames with attributes and the full network path?



With the TreeSize File Search please perform a custom search for the Excel files in question.  You have now 2 easy options to get the results to Excel:

1. Press Ctrl+A to select all results, the right click on the results and choose to copy them to clipboard. You can now paste them to an Excel sheet.

2. Choose to save the search results and select the CSV-format. This can be opened in Excel by double clicking on it.

If you are performing this search frequently, you should save the search options. You can then even automate this process using the command line options of TreeSize.

We will add the ability to export the search results to a native Excel file in TreeSize V5.2.

Is there a way to use the command line to search for files not changed in x days and then delete them automatically?Currently we are doing this manually but would like to schedule it as a daily/weekly task.



TreeSize can search, report and delete files over a certain age using the file search. For security reasons we have designed the deleting operation bypassing the recycle bin not to be scriptable - with the exception of the possibility to move the files, which is available through the command line option /MOVETO (Professional Edition only). Any search options saved to an XML file can be passed at the command line and the results can be saved, for example:

TreeSize.exe /SEARCH /SAVE "C:\Temp\TSP\SearchResults.txt" "C:\Temp\TSP\Not Accessed since 01-07-2008.xml"

The results can also be moved:

TreeSize.EXE /SEARCH /MOVETO "C:\Temp\TST\Moved" "C:\Temp\TSP\Files ending with TMP.xml".

You may pass "Recycle Bin" as destination as well.

Is there a quick way to start TreeSize as a user with full admin rights but in read only / export mode. We need to pull the permissions from our AD, but would like to have the reassurance that nothing can be moved by accident.

You can use the command line switch (Professional Edition only) /RESTRICTED to do this. Sample:
TreeSize.exe /RESTRICTED

The user of TreeSize will then not have access to Explorer context menu, may not rename or delete files or folders and the buttons for the Software applet and to connect a network drive are not available in the ribbon bar.

can you scan for file over 20 mb

Please start the TreeSize File Search through the Tools or the Windows Start menu, activate only the "Biggest Files" search type, adjust the minimum size to 20 MB on the "Biggest Files" tab and start the search.

We are an organisation with 1 server and 12 client computers. I am the only IT person. Do I need a single user license or mulitple licenses?

According to our license agreement you need at least one license for each client, on which our software is available for execution, including Terminal Server clients and Remote Desktop clients. In case you install our software on a machine on which multiple users may use it simultaneously (e.g. a Terminal Server or a VM), you will need one license for each user that is allowed to run our software. You may install one license on up to 3 machines and use it non-simultaneously for personal use. You do not need additional licenses to scan remote machines over the network.

I am currently using an older version of TreeSize. When upgrading to the most current version, do I have to uninstall the old version before installing the new one?

No you don't have to uninstall the old verion before. Simply run the setup of the new version and all relevant files will be replaced.

When using TreeSize File Search to move checked items to another path the owner changes. How can I keep the same owner when moving checked items in file search?

This is possible using the "Preserve permissions of the original items" option in the "Choose destination" dialog.