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Windows 2000 Server- folder size instant view

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I want to be able to see folder sizes, without having to R click properties, on My Documents folder on Win 2K server.  I'd like to be able to see the file size listed  in a column while  in Windows Explorer.  I want to see where all my disk space is being consumed.  On posts from 2003, there is a link that no longer works for a softmajor site.  In general, I'm always reluctant to install software on my server, so ideally there is some option I need to check or uncheck native to Server 2K, but I'm probably hoping for too much.
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>> but I'm probably hoping for too much.

Yeah, I think you are.  http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/  Looks the best free bet.

HTH
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unless anyone else has ideas, I'll try it on Monday.
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Treesize is my favourite for this task.

Free Version:

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

There is a feature enhanced professional (not free) version which is worth buying if you try out the free version and like it:

http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

Hope this helps.
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The reason windows doesn't show folders sizes automatically is because of performance issues, if you had all your folders constantly updating and showing folder sizes all the time you'd have a heck of a lag everytime you tried to open up Windows Explorer. I don't recommend doing this.

http://www.file-utilities.com/wdir.htm

But there's a 3rd party explorer that allows it.

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