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display folder size info in explorer

Posted on 2004-10-21
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Is there a way to display folder size info in explorer in the native environment?  I go into "view" and select "details" but that only arranges the folders by size but gives no info on the actual size.  If there are any files in the same directory then the file size is displayed.  Same goes for XP.  I still have to right click the folders individually and access the folder's size through properties ... thanks for the help.
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Question by:paleface
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    by:jimmyndvdr
    I dont think you can - hence the popularity of treesize pro
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    by:intreeg
    Check out : www.explorerxp.com
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    by:hehewithbrackets
    Windows explorer won't tell you the folder size because it doesn't know what it is until you specifically request it.  It would be nice if it could though.  Would make things a lot easier when trying to clean up full hard drives.
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    Hi
    It can be done - using shell extensions. Free example below. This allows you to show an additional column in windows explorer called folder size which will display what you want - in details view. I've used it and haven't experienced any problems with it on Win2kpro SP4,

    Folder Size Information in the Windows Explorer Details view
    http://www.codeproject.com/shell/DirectorySize.asp

    Deb :))
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    by:paleface
    intreeg and Debsyl99 - these look promising ... do you both have direct experience with these sharewares and monitored them for suspicious activity - spyware, etc?
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    by:Debsyl99
    Hi
    Yes I've used it - have it on this pc now - no spyware associated with it at all.....
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    by:intreeg
    None that I am aware of I am running it right now. Thanks!
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