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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 limited by your systems memory. 

You can reduce the memory consumption by turning off the statistics for users, file types of age of files at "Tools > Options > Scan".

Yes, to get a full report in Excel  in TreeSize, you need to check-mark the option "Tools > Options > Export > Excel > Export the full directory branch" and "Include single files in export". Then choose "File > Export > Excel File".

For other file types, please replace Excel with one of the other supported file types like CSV or PDF in the above instructions.

The full version of TreeSize Professional can be installed on an USB stick and can be run from there. To install TreeSize Professional as "portable edition", install it normally on a PC, run TreeSize and click "Tools > Create portable edition".

If we would include also the metadata of files, the XML files would grow by factor 10-20 and reach a size that cannot be handled reasoably.

If you need history datas and growth report on file level, we would likew to recommend our product SpaceObServer. It regularly collects the file system information using a background agent and stores it in a SQL database, including size development and (optionally) all permissions. The reporting is faster and more flexible compared to TreeSize, because it is built on a database and collects data on file level. SpaceObServer offers advanced scripting capabilities through OLE Automation.

Yes. This web page provides an overview on the permissions reporting capabilities of TreeSize.

Right clicking on the header of the Details list will show a popup menu that allows to choose additional columns showing the permissions.
 
If you export a scan to Excel, these columns will be included as well. (To get a full report in Excel, you need to check-mark the option "Tools > Options > Export > Excel > Export the full directory branch" and optionally "Include single files in export"). Excel Auto-Filter is a good tool to filter the exported lists for specific users or groups, or to find folders or files where inherited permissions are mssing or own permissions are added.

Our advanced disk space and file manager SpaceObServer has better reporting capabilities for permissions.