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Windows 7: How to show folder sizes in Windows ?

25 Apr 2017   #1
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to show folder sizes in Windows ?

Hi all.
How to show folder sizes in Windows ?
size colom is empty ...
could not find a solution...
any idea please?
Thanks
*i prefer not to use 3rd party app's




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25 Apr 2017   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
Hi all.
*i prefer not to use 3rd party app's
yeah but windows can't do this

http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
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25 Apr 2017   #3
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks johnhoh
(your app. has 2 .exe running constantly on task manager -taking 14000k memory)
but isn't there a registry tweak or other option ?
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25 Apr 2017   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Windows Explorer does not have this capability. It can only be done with third party software. This is by design.

Determining the disk space consumed by a folder requires recursively going through each subfolder (potentially many thousands) and adding up the numbers. Doing that on a slow drive, or even worse on a busy server over a slow network link, and you have a serious problem. Most computer users will not understand the implications but Microsoft and corporate IT managers do.

Edit: And the numbers thus displayed are at best only an approximation anyway.
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25 Apr 2017   #5
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks LMiller7, for detailed explanation.
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25 Apr 2017   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello prukeyhi

Try and use Folder Properties to view folder sizes.
It gives you the info you are requesting.
Info includes Size, Size on Disk, and number of files and subfolders.
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25 Apr 2017   #7
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks iko22
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25 Apr 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

iko22 method does work but only one file at a time. I use it often.

That is why some use 3rd party programs for such things if they want to see the specs on several files at one time.

Jack
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25 Apr 2017   #9
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

you are right Jack
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