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The ribbon tab Home contains the most commonly used actions and elements of TreeSize Free



Select directory

Opens a dialog enabling you to select a folder for scanning. TreeSize Free will start scanning the selected path once the selection has been confirmed.


Stops the currently selected scan. This will abort the current scan process but not remove the data gathered so far from the view.


Refreshes the currently selected scan.



Shows the size of files and folders.

Allocated Space

Shows occupied disk space on the hard disk.

File Count

Shows the number of files in the selected folders.


Shows how much percent of the parent folder each folder occupies.


Automatic Units

If this option is activated, TreeSize Free will automatically select the most appropriate size unit. Other units are available via the drop-down element (small arrow)


Show size values in gigabyte (GB).


Show size values in megabyte (MB).


Show size values in kilobyte (KB).



Using the "Expand" button, you can expand or collapse the Directory Tree to a certain directory level. You can also use this menu to trigger a "Full expand" so that you will see any folder that is available in the current scan


Start TreeSize as Administrator

Restart TreeSize Free with administrator privileges.

Please note: This button is available only if TreeSize Free was not started with administrator privileges.