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Windows 7: Folder Size in Windows Explorer

15 Feb 2012   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumpjack View Post
Shouldn't a modern OS be able to update in realtime the "index" of folder sizes and to resize icons in file manager accordingly?
If it did, then you would then be complaining how performance sucks. The file system only keeps track of information it needs. Folders are not files in Windows, merely entries in the MFT. Updating an entire tree of folders with "file size" every time it changes is COSTLY. Not to mention inaccurate.


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21 Aug 2012   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
FreeCommander file manager can show folder sizes.
gr8. exactly what I needed. thx
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21 Aug 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)

FreeCommander has some other nifty features too:
  • Mass File Renamer
  • Customisable layout
  • Basic file/folder compare tools
  • MD5 tool

The Folder size function is activated by a button (Click picture for animation).
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Some example layouts (Click picture to enlarge - you may need to click several times to get the full size).
Folder Size in Windows Explorer-132946d1295408464-what-happened-ctrl-click-win7-freecommander-01.png Folder Size in Windows Explorer-132947d1295408464-what-happened-ctrl-click-win7-freecommander-02.png

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21 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Thanks mate. Boy you are fast :-)

I know but do little usage with total commander so I know the principle of these apps.

For batch rename I used few times AcdSee.

To display 2 folders side by side I use the the show windows side by side feature of windows but obviuosly these apps does it better.

I went through some features of FreeCommander - as I said, it's great.

Again. Thanks a lot.
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21 Aug 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
No problems

I happened to login just after you posted.

I had the pictures in my user attachments.
I had posted them previously (one of them is from earlier in this very thread).
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