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Windows 7: folder sizes

08 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
folder sizes

not sure where else i should put this,
why cant i see how large most of my folders are unless i right click on the folder?

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08 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

If you right click on a folder and click properties, I can see the size of the folder. See the attached.

Is this what you were trying to accomplish? I've circled it in Red.


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folder sizes-folder-size.jpg 
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08 Nov 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Max,

This is the same in Vista as well.

Folder Size - Vista Forums

This was done on purpose. On large content folders, it can take a few seconds to gather the size information for it. Now image that mulitplied by how many folders are in the window (EX: C:\Windows\System32). It could make navigating Windows Explorer an extremely slow nightmare.
Hope this helps some,
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08 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 64bit build 7600

ok thanks, just seems a bit odd that theres a "size" columb there but generaly always empty.
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08 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

If you just hover the cursor over a folder, usually within a second or two, a little tool tip pops up with the size info.
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08 Nov 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxheadroom View Post
ok thanks, just seems a bit odd that theres a "size" columb there but generaly always empty.
Yeah, it's only for files and not folders though.
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