TreeSize

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TreeSize
Developer(s) JAM Software
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows and Windows Mobile
Platform Intel x86 32-bit and x86-64
Available in English and German
Type Disk space analyzer
License Free / Mobile edition: Freeware
Personal / Professional: Trialware
Website www.jam-software.com

TreeSize is a proprietary disk space management tool written by JAM Software. TreeSize is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, including 64-bit versions.

Functionality[edit]

The common functionality of all editions is to determine and to display drive/folder sizes, and to create reports such as tables and charts (pie chart, bar chart or tree maps). The collected data can be exported to plain text, HTML, XML, or Microsoft Excel formats.

The Professional- and Personal-Edition enable a user to search specifically for large, old, or obsolete files, e.g. temporary files, duplicates or caches of web-browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera. Duplicate files can be identified via MD5- or SHA256-checksums and duplicated or replaced by hardlinks.[1]

TreeSize can also monitor disk space usage development. The software either compares XML reports or uses shadow copies created by Windows itself or by the user.[2]

History[edit]

The first version of TreeSize was programmed by Joachim Marder in 1996. It was designed to offer the features of Unix's du on Windows systems, with the addition of a GUI. The software tried to overcome the drawbacks of both the du command and Windows Explorer's right-click context menu. One year later, the newly founded German company JAM Software published TreeSize in a freeware and two shareware versions. Version 6 was released in September 2013.

In October 2012 a freeware version for windows mobile phones, "TreeSize Touch", was released in the Windows Store.[3]

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