Scan Targets

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Scan Targets

Originally TreeSize was designed to analyze file system paths. The current version enables users to scan targets not accessible via a file system path. Among them is every folder that appears in the left pane of the Windows Explorer. In this chapter we will describe all targets that can be scanned using TreeSize:

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Local File System Paths

To scan a file system path, enter the path into the drive drop-down box on top of the directory tree or use the button "Select directory for scan" on the ribbon tab "Home".You can also double-click on the drive in the TreeSize drive list on the bottom left corner of the window to start a scan.

Remote File System Paths

If a remote path is mapped to a drive letter, scan it just like a local drive (as described above). Additionally TreeSize supports UNC paths like \\servername\share, which can be entered in the drop-down box on top of the directory tree. You can also select the remote path using the button "Select directory for scan" on the ribbon tab "Home" and browse to the path in the "Network" folder. To search your entire network, choose the "Network" folder here or use the path \\*.
UNC paths can also be added to the drive list using the right-click menu.

Mobile Devices and Smartphones

Mobile devices and smartphones can be scanned with TreeSize if they support the MTP protocol. Those devices are typically listed under "This PC" in the Windows Explorer and in the dialog which appears when using the button "Select directory for scan" on the ribbon "Home". TreeSize also support entering paths to mobile devices like this: This PC\Galaxy Tab A in the drop-down box on top of the directory tree.

WebDAV Server

If the WebDAV server is listed under "This PC" in the Windows Explorer, you can use the button "Select directory for scan" on the ribbon "Home" to select this server for scanning. You can also enter the  HTTP(S) server address into the dropdown box on top of the directory tree using this syntax: https://servername.com/path/.

Linux/Unix Server via SSH

With TreeSize you can scan Linux or Unix server, even though they are not integrated into your Windows storage environment, using the SSH network protocol. You can enter address of server shares to scan via SSH into the dropdown box on top of the directory tree using this syntax: ssh://servername/share.

Please note: TreeSize will request login information (user name and password) for the SSH connection. Alternatively, you can include these directly in the address: ssh://user:password@servername/share

Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

You can scan Amazon S3 cloud storage with TreeSize. To scan your entire S3 storage, simply type s3://* in the dropdown box on the top left and press enter. To scan a certain bucket use: s3://Bucketname/

TreeSize will ask for an access token and the corresponding secret access token with the option to save it for future use. You may also supply this information as part of the URL: s3://Token:SecretToken@Bucketname/

In the column "Description" the storage class of a file (e.g. reduced redundancy oder standard) will be shown.

SharePoint and SharePoint Online

With TreeSize you can scan local SharePoint servers (OnPremise) and SharePoint Online sites, either via WebDAV or using the SharePoint REST API. To scan a SharePoint site, simply enter the HTTP(S) server address into the dropdown box on top of the directory tree using this syntax: https://servername.com/path/.

To scan a complete SharePoint server with all associated site collections use the syntax sharepoint://servername.com/path/. TreeSize will then determine the actual protocol to use automatically (with a preference for HTTPS).

TreeSize will ask for the login information (user name and password) for a federated authentication or uses credentials contained with the URL, like https://user:password@servername.com/path/. TreeSize also supports multi-factor authentication if it is registered with the Azure AD.

Container-Files: ZIP, VHD(X), and ISO

TreeSize also supports to scan container files using ZIP, VHD(X), or ISO file format. To start a scan of such a file, you may simply enter the path to it including the filename in the drop-down box on top of the directory tree.

FTP Server

FTP support will be dropped in v8.3, please use SSH instead. Until then you can enter the FTP server address into the drop-down box on top of the directory tree using this syntax: ftp://username@servername.com/path/.