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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"

You can use the command line switches (Professional Edition only) /RESTRICTED and /READONLY to do this. Sample:

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.

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. For personal use, you may install one license on up to 3 machines and use it non-simultaneously.

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.

You can find the full license information on our website.

No, TreeSize does not change file dates when scanning a file system branch, it works strictly readonly unless told otherwise by the user.

Basically a user requires the right to list the folders contents and to read the attributes. On a share additionally read access on the share is necessary.

However, being a member of the Administrators group is sufficient for TreeSize to scan the whole disk on a standard Windows network/installation.

If access in Windows Explorer is working, a scan with Treesize should work too.