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Windows 7: Folder Size in Windows Explorer

21 Aug 2012   #21

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   #22

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 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).
Folder Size in Windows Explorer-166146d1311252724-folder-size-windows-explorer-fc-folder-size-01.gif
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   #23

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   #24

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 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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9 Hours Ago   #25

Win7 Pro 64-bit
Workaround for a specific task completion

OK, this doesn't solve the exact problem that was asked, but this is how I accomplished the task I set out to complete when looking for this answer. I hope this helps others...

I was moving large amounts of files/folders to a new computer and wanted to avoid moving large unnecessary files. I landed on this page because I just wanted to open a folder and see the sizes of all the subfolders so that I could go into the large ones and delete unnecessary files.

Maybe this is what you're trying to do too. This may seem obvious, but here was my workaround:

Just open the folder that you want to investigate and in the upper-right you'll see the "Search ..." box. Just type * (asterisk) in there, hit <Enter> and you'll be shown all files in all subfolders. Just below the search box change the view to "Details" so you can see the file sizes and sort by the "Size" column.

This is how I identified the large files I didn't want across many subfolders. I didn't really care about the folder sizes, but I thought that's what I needed to solve my problem.

You can do this at any folder level of course, it just takes longer the more folders you're trying to process at once.

Again, doesn't answer the specific question, but might answer the root question of someone who lands on this page.
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