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Windows 7: Folder Size in Windows Explorer

25 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Another option would be to use the portable, or installed, version of WinDirStat. It will give you an overview of all folders on a drive, and the space the consume. You can even alter the view to show by file type.

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26 May 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nice one Deacon! It's the most similar to foldersize me thinks! (loving the fact that you can click the graph and jump to the next largest file, etc)

The best one I found was the great and free "Scanner 2" (works great on win7 x32/x64)
Windows Freeware by Steffen Gerlach

It's very light and fast and you can see graphically what's taking up the most space and where...options to open/delete, etc.
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26 May 2010   #13


foldersize was always a must install for me
i've been using overdisk Elias Fotinis OverDisk :: Visualize Folder Size Allocation since vista
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25 Aug 2010   #14

win 7 pro 64


I use it mainly for renaming batches of files linked to framemaker documents but it also displays folder sizes and allows for tabbed folder windows. It's working fine for me under win 7 pro 64bit.

...and the price is right =)

ExplorerXP - Freeware file manager for Win2K/XP

ExplorerXP is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non - commercial use) file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.
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21 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by issicus View Post
i dont mean to bump but..

hear our pleas oh great microsoft .. add a folder size option
There already is one. Hover over the folder for the tooltip or go to properties.
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21 Jul 2011   #16

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

FreeCommander file manager can show folder sizes.

Click on thumbnail to see animation.
Folder Size in Windows Explorer-fc-folder-size-01.gif

Window shown in horizontal split mode.
Vertical split mode can also be used.

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21 Jul 2011   #17

windows 7 64

have ether of you ever use a mac? well i want it to be like that. not some third party app or checking each folder...
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21 Jul 2011   #18

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Windows 8 Beta

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Anyways its better to be left ondemand (properties) and not constant (details view), otherwise performance would take a hit.
A possible option would be to put an entry in "Desktop.ini", when you open the folder or save a file to a folder.
It could easily update that info whilst it's indexing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by issicus View Post
have ether of you ever use a mac? well i want it to be like that. not some third party app or checking each folder...
Not since the original B/W Macintosh. :)

You'll have to complain about it (or suggest it) to MS during the Windows 8 Beta tests.

IMO, Window Explorer has always only been "adequate" for file management.

I only use FreeCommander when I want to do something "tricky", like mass file renaming.
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22 Jul 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

When I need to check folder sizes, usually I'm thinking about what's using the most space. So a great utility I've been using for a long time now is "OverDisk" (it has a context menu option).

Great tool, and only when I need it.
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15 Feb 2012   #20

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumpjack View Post
Shouldn't a modern OS be able to update in realtime the "index" of folder sizes and to resize icons in file manager accordingly?
If it did, then you would then be complaining how performance sucks. The file system only keeps track of information it needs. Folders are not files in Windows, merely entries in the MFT. Updating an entire tree of folders with "file size" every time it changes is COSTLY. Not to mention inaccurate.

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