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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. Is that possible? I see filters for files but not for directories.

You can use an "Include" filter in the TreeSize options. Under "Home > Options > Filter", you can add a new filter that only includes certain folders.

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?

You can increase the number of files for the Top 100 statistic under "Options > Top Files > Show the top X files".

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.

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. 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. The Professional edition can be installed on a USB stick and so used on other computers without installation.

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.

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.

Does TreeSize change any of the modified/accessed/changed [MAC] date & time information on files or folders when scanning?

No, TreeSize does not change file dates when scanning a file system branch.