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Windows 7: Size matters

18 Nov 2013   #1

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Size matters

Why do a lot of my folders not display size in the appropriate column? I seem to remember it being constant back on XP.

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18 Nov 2013   #2

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18 Nov 2013   #3

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Hello Mr Robot. I do not know where to begin to post a screen shot I'm afraid. Perhaps I can clarify the issue somewhat:
in the size column of Windows Explorer (assuming you have it selected) are file sizes, but folders do not display size. I felt certain that folder sizes used to be displayed and I suspect I either haven't turned it on or somehow, inadvertently turned it off.
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18 Nov 2013   #4
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FreeCommander - freeware file manager got lots of useful options.


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18 Nov 2013   #5

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Did MS turn off this folder size facility? I'm sure it was there in XP.
This Freecommander looks very good. Will clashes occur with my Classic Shell and Shell Folder Fix software?
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18 Nov 2013   #6
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Hello, Freecommander works like any file manager, just 'reads' whatever is on the pc. Got tons of good features and can be customized. Start it up when needed, does not interfere with anything.
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18 Nov 2013   #7

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You just hover over the folder, or you can just open the Properties for the folder.


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18 Nov 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
Did MS turn off this folder size facility? I'm sure it was there in XP.
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Nope - the info is not there in XP either. :-(
At least not when using the stock Explorer.exe.
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18 Nov 2013   #9

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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?
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18 Nov 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
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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.
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