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The Ribbon Bar

The Ribbon Bar provides access to all commands of the TreeSize File Search. It is divided into the following logical sections, called "Tabs":

File

Enables you to select folders to search in and load or save your search results and search options.

Home

Contains the most commonly used actions and elements of the TreeSize File Search.

View

Contains all actions and elements influencing the general appearance of the search results.

Tools

Contains useful functions and settings of the file search.

Help

Provides common help features, version information, and management functions for your product license

 

File

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Browse and add path

Shows a dialog which lets you select a directory. The directory will be added to the list of drives and paths TreeSize will search in.

Please note: Use "Home > Search paths" to see the complete list of searched drives and paths.

Search settings

Allows to Save the current search options to an XML file, load a previously exported options file, or to reset the current settings to their factory default.

Export

Saves the results of the latest search to a configurable file format.

Available file formats are "Text files (.txt)", "CSV files (.csv)", "Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)", "Rich Text Format (.rtf)", "HTML (.html)", "PDF (.pdf), and email.

List of paths

Exports a list of the full paths of your current search results ("Export path list") or import a list ("Import path list") in the format Text or CSV (mandatory).

Print list

Prints the currently visible result list or configure printer settings.

Options

Opens the options dialog, which allows to change the current search settings.

About

Shows version number and contact information.

Exit

Exits the TreeSize File Search.

Home

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Search


Start

Starts the file search.

Stop

Stops the file search.

Export


Export

Saves the results of the latest search to a configurable file format.

Available file formats are "Text files (.txt)", "CSV files (.csv)", "Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)", "Rich Text Format (.rtf)", and "HTML (.html)", and "PDF (.pdf)".

You can also export a list of paths for the current search results. This list can be imported back into the file search at a later point in time, without having to perform a potentially long running search again. This also works for duplicate search, which will be exported including their group structure, if the option "General > Export > Export path list > Include duplicate groups" is enabled.

Email

Sends an email that contains the current search results.

Organize


Delete

Deletes all checked search results.

See "File operations".

Move/Copy

Moves all checked search results to a destination of your choice.

See "File operations".

Bulk rename

Opens the renamer dialog, which allows to rename all checked items simultaneously, using different rulesets which determine the new name of the files and folders.

Search Options


Options

Opens the options dialog, which allows to change the current search settings.

Customize filter

Allows to customize the set of filters that can be applied globally, to any of the search types.

Operations

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Export


Export

Saves the results of the latest search to a configurable file format.

Available file formats are "Text files (.txt)", "CSV files (.csv)", "Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)", "Rich Text Format (.rtf)", and "HTML (.html)", and "PDF (.pdf)".

You can also export a list of paths for the current search results. This list can be imported back into the file search at a later point in time, without having to perform a potentially long running search again. This also works for duplicate search, which will be exported including their group structure, if the option "General > Export > Export path list > Include duplicate groups" is enabled.

Email

Sends an email that contains the current search results.

Organize


Delete

Deletes all checked search results.

See "File operations".

Move/Copy

Moves all checked search results to a destination of your choice.

See "File operations".

Deduplicate*

Use this button to replace all but one checked duplicate files by NTFS hardlinks. You can find further details about deduplicating files in this chapter.

Bulk rename

Opens the renamer dialog, which allows to rename all checked items simultaneously, using different rulesets which determine the new name of the files and folders.

Archive

Archives all checked search results in a ZIP file.

See "File operations".

Pass to executable

Passes the full path of all checked search results via command line to an executable of your choice.

See "File operations".

Change File Owner

Allows to change the owner of all checkmarked elements at once.

List Actions


Check

Contains actions that allow to check multiple items in the active result list at once.

Uncheck

Contains actions that allow to uncheck multiple items in the active result list at once.

Sort by checkstates

Sorts all elements according to their current checkstate, so that all checked elements will be displayed next to each other, in the result list.

Remove

Contains a selection of options, which allow to remove specific files or folders from the list of search results again.

Ensure one unchecked file per group*

Activate this option, if you want to ensure that one file per duplicate group remains unchecked. This can be useful when using a custom selection mechanism, such as "Check if", to ensure that at least one of the duplicate files will not be included in a move or delete operation.

Edit


Cut

Removes the selected items and copies them to the clipboard.

Copy

Copies the selected files and folders to the clipboard. To insert them in a new location, use the "Paste" command.

Select all

Selects all items in the list.

A drop-down menu provides access to the additional button "Invert selection", which will invert the selection state of all search results.

*This action is only available if the duplicates search is currently selected on the left side of the main window.

View

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Unit

Select the size unit, in which file sizes will be displayed:

Auto

Automatically selects the optimal unit.

TB

File sizes are displayed in Terabytes.

GB

File sizes are displayed in Gigabytes.

MB

File sizes are displayed in Megabytes.

KB

File sizes are displayed in Kilobytes.

B

File sizes are displayed in Bytes.

Formatting


Decimals

Determines the number of displayed decimals places.

Date and time

Chose the date format that is used in the TreeSize file search for columns like "Last Access", "Last Change", or "Creation Date" here. Available formats are date, date+time (without seconds), and date+time (with seconds).

Visible columns

 

Configure columns

Set the visible columns in the search result list.

This menu provides a large set of columns that can be enabled or disabled, as well as the option to activate one of the "additional columns" that are also available in Windows Explorer, such as "number of pages", for MS Word documents, width and height of pictures, and many more.

Please note: Before exporting scan results we recommend deactivating all columns you do not necessarily need in your export. This will increase the performance of the export and reduce the size of the export files.

Show or hide


Show tooltips

Enables long tool tips in the search result lists, showing detailed information about the file or directory your mouse cursor hovers over.

Preview pane

Toggles a panel to the right of the result list, showing a preview of the first currently selected file or directory.

Tools

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Tools


Options

Opens the options dialog, which allows to change the current search settings.

Schedule current search

Opens a dialog enabling you to create a scheduled Windows task for the current search options.

The drop-down menu provides access to the additional button "Manage scheduled tasks", which allows you to edit previously created TreeSize tasks.

See "Schedule Dialog".

Start as Administrator

Restarts the TreeSize File Search and requests admin privileges.

Please note: This button is available only if TreeSize was started without administrator privileges.

Create portable installation

Creates a portable instance of TreeSize on a removable device

Empty recycle bin

Deletes all items in the recycle bin to free up disk space.

Help

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Help


Show help

Opens the "File Search"-specific help file.

Show PDF manual

Open the product manual as PDF (optimized for printing).

File Search F.A.Q.

Opens the "File Search"-specific F.A.Q. section in the help file.

Version


About

Provides information about TreeSize.

Check for Update

Checks for a newer version of TreeSize.

What is new?

Shows the changes that were introduced with each new version of TreeSize.

License


Extend maintenance

Extends the maintenance period. Updates and support are free within the selected maintenance period.

Please Note: For the trial version of TreeSize, the Ribbon group "License" contains different controls:

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Purchase full version

Navigates to the JAM Software website and shows a list of all available license models.

Change to full version

Helps you switch to the full version after purchasing the software.