Knowledge Base

TreeSize



Hello and welcome to our Knowledge Base. Our experts provide answers to the most frequently asked questions of our customers. Start your information search here to find your answer quickly and easily.
Please enter your query or select one of the above categories.

All entries (Page 9 / 15)

I had a licensed older version of Treesize on my computer. It asked me if I wanted to update. I downloaded and installed the latest version, but now I have a "BUY NOW " on my toolbar and can 't remember how to get rid of it.

You accidentally downloaded the trial version of the software. Within your maintenance can download the latest full version from within ourcustomers area: https://www.jam-software.com/customers/ Just install the fullversion over the trial version.

Is there a limit on the size of disk being searched?

Since TreeSize holds file information of scanned directory structures in your system RAM, the theoretically maxiumum disk size that can be scanned or searched by TreeSize is only imitated by your systems memory. 

The 32 bit edition of TreeSize can use a maximum of 2 GB RAM (default for Windows applications). This is sufficient for most Home or Small Business environments.

For larger file system structures with several million of files, we recommend the native TreeSize 64 bit edition which is available in TreeSize Professional.

The Custom Search tab is missing and I need to search for a file. Please help.

Please make sure that you are using V5.0 or higher.

Please make sure that you activated the "Custom Search" on the "Search Options" tab.

How are the High and Low attributes in the XML reports equated to the LastChangeDate and LastAccessDate of the folder?

They are used equally to the Windows FILETIME structure, follow the link for details.

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 that e.g. have 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 or weekly task.

The TreeSize File Search can search, report and delete files fulfilling certain criteria. 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 found results can be moved using a command line like this:

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

You may pass a ZIP-file or the "Recycle Bin" as destination as well:

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

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 switches (Professional Edition only) /RESTRICTED and /READONLY to do this. Sample:
TreeSize.exe /RESTRICTED /READONLY

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.