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Windows 7: Size matters

18 Nov 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

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You just hover over the folder, or you can just open the Properties for the folder.
That's a hurt in the donkey when trying to compare umpteen folders. In the illustration you provided for us, there is a column that says Size, but it's never populated. How can one get that turned on?
I doubt that you can turn it on in Microsoft's Explorer...
...so you might have to use another tool to view the file/folders.
Then why is that column even there?


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18 Nov 2013   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

For the files that might also be in the view.
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18 Nov 2013   #13
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't believe that any version of Windows explorer has ever shown folder sizes in the listing as a native feature. There may be an explorer extension that does this but I don't know of any. I believe I used something like that years ago. The problem with this feature is that it can be very slow on some drives, such as network or slow external drives. I expect that is the reason why it was not included.
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18 Nov 2013   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

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For the files that might also be in the view.
Fair 'nuff.
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18 Nov 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

I use Details view which shows file size but not folder size. To find Folder size hover cursor as suggested. If that stalls I rightclick>Properties.

It is a bother, but a small one. Nothing like the explorer bugs I remember from XP and Vista.
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18 Nov 2013   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

...but you cannot folders by that column
hence 3rd party apps (which I don't use).
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18 Nov 2013   #17
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Thanks Folks; I'm obviously mistaken. If the info comes up on mouse hover it can't be far away, why can't they put it in the size column; but that's a whole new kettle of fish I suppose and not for this thread.
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18 Nov 2013   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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If the info comes up on mouse hover it can't be far away, why can't they put it in the size column
I suggest you ask Microsoft. How would we know.
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18 Nov 2013   #19
urbanspaceman1

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As I said in my next sentence: That's a whole new kettle of fish and not for this thread, so I did not need an answer, thank-you very much.
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18 Nov 2013   #20
urbanspaceman1

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If the info comes up on mouse hover it can't be far away, why can't they put it in the size column
I suggest you ask Microsoft. How would we know.
That was a completely unnecessary and distinctly unfriendly response. If my posts offend you then avoid them please and keep your vitriolic responses to yourself.
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