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Windows 7: How to take control over Windows 7

30 Jun 2013   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You can just hover the cursor over the folder and it will show you the size and date and other information.
Strange, "hover over" doesn't provide file size information for several folders on all 3 of my systems. Also, the following link seems to substantiate my findings;

Windows 7 Explorer: how to show total size of all files in current folder? - Super User

Here's a screen shot from one of my systems;

How to take control over Windows 7-folder-size.jpg

Could you explain how you accomplished this?




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30 Jun 2013   #12
TwoCables

 

For me, it's Folder Options: "Display file size information in folder tips".
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30 Jun 2013   #13
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
For me, it's Folder Options: "Display file size information in folder tips".
Either I am having a senior moment, not all that rare, or something else is going on. See image;

How to take control over Windows 7-file-size-image.jpg

I am viewing the top level folders in my "C" drive and there is no size data and I have the appropriate setting selected as shown in the attached image.


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30 Jun 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's been so long ago I'm not sure I remembers. This might be the way I did it.

How to take control over Windows 7-folder-tips.png


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30 Jun 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If nothing else, the size is in the folder Properties.
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30 Jun 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I see we post at the same time. Maybe I not understanding so could you try this and let me know what happens.
Open
Windows Explorer
Pictures
Documents
ect.

Hover over them.
When I hover over Pictures I get file size, date ect.
or you can right click and go to propertis.
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30 Jun 2013   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think I found some help. Take a look at this.

Pop-up Descriptions - Enable or Disable
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30 Jun 2013   #18
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think I found some help. Take a look at this.

Pop-up Descriptions - Enable or Disable
That worked, thanks!
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30 Jun 2013   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your very welcome. Brink does some nice work but don't tell him.
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