With TreeSize you can search for files and folders on your hard drives, servers or even your entire network. Move, delete or archive your search results next. Then export your results in various formats for reporting tasks or further processing.
TreeSize can not only search by file name, but also limit the search to file extensions, file types or file contents. Catchy keywords make this possible without any mouse clicks.
The TreeSize basic search syntax allows you to
- find file and folder names:
- use wildcards in the search terms:
- search for file extensions or file types:
- use file properties as filters, like size filters:
- perform a full text search in files:
- combine several search terms:
*.bmp OR *.jpg
- exclude files and folders from the search:
- use regular expressions:
- use a short spelling of keywords for a faster search entry:
For your advantage, search terms can be easily combined with "
AND" or "
OR" and file names can be excluded from the search using the search syntax. If you don't remember the full the file name anymore, you can use wildcards and regular expressions to improve your workflow.
If you are looking for specific video files, simply enter
type:video files next to the file name. When searching for license documents you can, for example, start a full text search for "My license" in all Word files using
extension:docx AND content:my license.
You can also configure your own file search with TreeSize and tell TreeSize exactly which files you are looking for. The custom search allows you to perform multiple searches.
It's also possible to configure the presented metadata on the "View" ribbon bar. You can add any column of the Windows Explorer as well as various TreeSize specific metadata.
You can save all search settings in order to load them and repeat the search at a later point, or to automatize them using the built-in scheduler of TreeSize. To do so, define new search templates and save them permanently, or customize existing search templates.
- Decide whether TreeSize shall exclude or include files matching your search.
- Filter files according to file owner or path and search the file content.
- Search for certain patterns (e.g. *.JPG) or file types (e.g. "Video files"), regular expressions or the entire file name.
- Find files that have been changed during a certain period of time.
- Set a maximum and/or minimum file size to find e.g. the largest files on a volume
- Set a maximum and/or minimum path length to find long paths.
- You can also use all Windows Explorer columns as search criteria, show them in the result list and export them.
- Search files that have a certain attribute set (e.g."Readonly" or "System") or have Alternate Data Streams associated.
- Have TreeSize search only files or only folders or both.
Do you have all permissions of your users in view? TreeSize can search for access permissions of your users in the Active Directory.
Searching for access permissions with TreeSize, you can regularly check for user-level access and correct it as needed. This makes it easy to keep an eye on your permissions' assignment.
Select "Permissions" in the search filters and set here whether you want to search for a refunded or a denied permission. Next, select a username or user group from your Active Directory. Finally, you can specify the scope of access.