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Windows 7: Size of files in Recycle Bin

17 Apr 2011   #11
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanfranman View Post
Sorry to disagree with you , but YES I most certainly have my status bar turned on , always have.

In any folder showing in Windows Explorer it just states the number of "items" only , on the status bar , NOT the total file size for the files in the folder.

As a matter of interest as you seem to infer that I can not understand this simple task , on my status bar showing at the bottom of the Recycle Bin states "65 Items" , nothing else.

In light of no other responses to my original post I'd say that is not an option to show this within W7 Home Premium , but must be able to be viewed within W7 Pro.

Shootist, thank you for your time.

No it could be a because of a setting I have turned on and you don't or maybe because of the Classic Shell that I use.

I see from another reply you are using Classic Shell. Good.
Now give Explorer++ a try as a file manager. Use the nightly build.


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17 Apr 2011   #12
sanfranman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tip Dave. I'll give that program a try too. Will have a look into Explorer++ also Shootist. Windows Explorer really needs more enhancements.

Thank you both.

SFM
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26 May 2013   #13
druekberg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Found a solution here (I have the same problem):

Sort the Recycle Bin by Item Type, then select all the files, do not select any directories. At the bottom you will be able to see the size of all the files if you show detailed information.
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26 May 2013   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanfranman View Post
Thank you for replying.

I did a Google search just now and it seems that it is a well know annoyance with W7 Home Premium.

It seems that the total size of all files within a folder is only shown on the status bar in W7 Pro and Ultimate.

Seems like us "average joe" Home Premium users for whatever reason Microsoft seems to think we would have no need to ever want to know that.

Looking into open source replacements for Windows Explorer.

SFM
I think shootist must have applied a, now forgotten, fix. I am running Ultimate and there is no way I can customise to see the total size of the files in the status bar...
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21 Jun 2013   #15
RoseGirl23

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by druekberg View Post
Found a solution here (I have the same problem):

Sort the Recycle Bin by Item Type, then select all the files, do not select any directories. At the bottom you will be able to see the size of all the files if you show detailed information.
Thank you! Yours was the simplest solution to the problem
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21 Jun 2013   #16
druekberg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No problemo, I mean, glad to help.

Wish MS would recognize the problem. I'm NOT buying 8. W7 works, why break it? Just fix it. I figure the Apocalypse (Android for desktops?) will be here before I need to buy another Windows OS.
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03 Apr 2014   #17
broomsticks

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanfranman View Post
I did a Google search just now and it seems that it is a well know annoyance with W7 Home Premium.

It seems that the total size of all files within a folder is only shown on the status bar in W7 Pro and Ultimate.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacksunny View Post
If you want to you can try this:
1 - In Folder Options, turn on the display of hidden files and folders as well as protected operating system files.
2 - Browse to your C: drive, right click $Recycle.Bin and select properties. You can then check the size of the recycle bin!!!
Using the above solution has the unfortunate side effect of adding two system links on the desktop
if you have Show desktop icons ON.

There is another solution that allows leaving the Folder Options > View > Hide protected operating system files ON as Recommended.
In Windows Explorer, right click the drive letter and select Properties and then Disk Cleanup on the General tab.
The list of files to delete shows the Recycle Bin with it's total content size - files and folders.
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21 Jul 2016   #18
Jolly Roger

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Another solution?

This thread is somewhat out of date, but still relevant. I too was having difficulty finding the total size of all files in the Recycle Bin.
If you use the Ccleaner program and do an analysis, if Recycle Bin is ticked, it will tell you the total volume of files.
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