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Windows 7: windows explorer directory file totals

28 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows explorer directory file size totals

anyone know how to get those to show without selecting a group of files? i know in xp i was able to enable the status bar and then it would show total size of files in a particular folder but in Windows 7 it only shows a total size when the files are selected.
thanks.

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28 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

when you first click a folder and open it , it should display the number of objects in the folder immediate (unless you click on something in the folder) at the bottom left of the screen. ...that is the default behavior at least.
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28 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for a quick reply but i made a mistake in asking my question originally. what i meant to say is the total size of files in a folder not the total #. i will correct my original post now. sorry
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28 Jan 2011   #4

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've always just right clicked a folder and chosen properties to get that information. Whether that is the only way or not I don't know.
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28 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes this is what i do now. but i was disappointed when i converted to Windows 7 last year that this useful feature was not available.
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28 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

In Windows 7 all you need to do is select the folder and leave your mouse pointer "hovered" over the folder and you will get a balloon that shows you the "folder size"


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28 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks. ya i know that too. I just thouth there was some kind of a hidden fix to make the total display while im in the current folder without selecting the files.
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