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Windows 7: determining if a folder is empty without opening it

26 Mar 2013   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpathman View Post
Thanks Derekimo!
You're welcome, did that fix it?


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26 Mar 2013   #12
jpathman

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enabling popups has worked but it takes a little time for the top up to register. Better would be if a "size" column would appear for each folder (in addition to - for each file)
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26 Mar 2013   #13
x BlueRobot

 

Have you tried viewing the Folder Properties? That will give the size of files contained within the selected folder (See Post #2).
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26 Mar 2013   #14
jpathman

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Selecting folder properties works, but that point I might as well open the folder. I'm trying to maker it quicker - so I can see at a glance if a folder is empty or not, just by seeing the list of folders.
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26 Mar 2013   #15
kado897

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Be very careful. Some folders that report empty are not. You just may not have permission to access it.
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26 Mar 2013   #16
x BlueRobot

 

You can check for any hidden files by:
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26 Mar 2013   #17
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpathman View Post
enabling popups has worked but it takes a little time for the top up to register. Better would be if a "size" column would appear for each folder (in addition to - for each file)
Right click in an empty space inside a folder > View > Details.

This way can show sizes of files in a seperate column but NOT sizes of folders.

Windows 7 explorer is not that customizable but here is a third party app that can show all folder sizes, but is not very GUI friendly.

Here's the link: Folder Size for Windows
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