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Windows 7: file size of files in recycle bin


16 Jun 2011   #1

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
file size of files in recycle bin

when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin

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16 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin
drag them out and check its supposed to be that way
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin
Open Recycle Bin > select all the files that are inside the bin > look at the bottom of the window, it shows you total items selected, as well as total size.
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin
Open Recycle Bin > select all the files that are inside the bin > look at the bottom of the window, it shows you total items selected, as well as total size.
it dont show the size of the files at the bottom
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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin
Open Recycle Bin > select all the files that are inside the bin > look at the bottom of the window, it shows you total items selected, as well as total size.
it dont show the size of the files at the bottom
Strange. Mine does . See screenshot....

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16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i select all the files in the recycle bin and right click on properties, nothing happens as i want to see the file size of all the files in the recycle bin
Open Recycle Bin > select all the files that are inside the bin > look at the bottom of the window, it shows you total items selected, as well as total size.
it dont show the size of the files at the bottom
Did you put a check mark on all the files inside the bin ?

See my screenshot again.
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16 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is there a specific reason you need to know the total file size of files in the recycle bin?

Or do like Zigzag said, take them back out and then you can see the size.

Shows individual and total size for me at the bottom, just selecting the files. No right clicking needed.

file size of files in recycle bin-capture.jpg


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17 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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Strange. Mine does . See screenshot....
This is pretty odd - and I think a bit buggy. Mine did not display the total space either. So I played with the view settings and only when I select the "Tile" option did I see the total space consumed. And very oddly, if an Internet shortcut was included (highlighted) then the total was not displayed. Deselect the Internet shortcut, and the total (less the shortcut) was displayed again. Very odd. So you might try deselecting, or purging any Internet shortcuts first, then see if it works.

I think I will report it to MS. The more that do, the more likely it will be addressed.
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17 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Better solution....empty it, then you won't have to worry about the size, it will be 0.
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17 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Yeah. I only had 6 things in there because I decluttered a couple days ago. Luckily, one was an Internet shortcut.
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