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Need utility that allows user to select files and folders and have the total combined size summed or totalled.

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Hi All,  I'm looking for a very simple utility.  I'm certain someone somewhere has created one but can't seem to locate anything through Google.  Basically I need a utility (preferably web/browser based) that will display a GUI of the customers file structure (much like explorer) and allow the user to click on empty boxes next to the files/folders to select them.  Once the user selected files and folder are selected, I'd like the utility to add or sum the total storage size for all files/folders selected and produce the total size.  Basically the utility will be used for customers who want to do an online backup but don't know how much their storage will be (specific files/folders selected for backup vs. entire drive).  If there isn't a utility available can anyone suggest the best method/language to write on in or can you provide any links or tutorials that might help me create it if necessary?  Any help is very much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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by:dathho
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Select the files and/or directories.
Right button -> Properties
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Hi, thanks for the info.  Sorry, I probably didn't explain it very well.  I know I can get a files size and a directories size through explorer.  What I'm hoping to find (or create if necessary) is a small gui based program that a customer before signing up for remote backup service can install on their system and run.  It would provide an explorer file heirarchy in which the customer could check (or select) various files and directories within the file tree (kind of like when you select files for backup in NTBackup).  Once the customer selected all the files/directories they'd like to have backed up, they can click on a 'calculate' or whatever button and it would take the individual file/directory sizes for the files/directories selected and provide what the total amount of backup (disk) storage for the files the customer selected.  They could then take that total amount they want to back up and use it to compare to our pricing list to see what it would cost them to back up the selected data.  This would allow them to know beforehand how much their bill will be based on their file selections.  I have the backup piece done.  I just need a way to allow customers to calculate how much data they want to back up (pricing is based on the amount of data they store with us).  Sorry for the confusion.  Hope this helps.
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by:nobus
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make a shortcut on the desktop, to zip all the selected files and folders, then you have it
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Hi, thanks for the assistance.  I did some more research and found something that isn't exactly what I needed but comes pretty close and I believe I can customize it to get it to do exactly what I need.  The utility is called handy file tool (http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/07zwd03/handy_file_tool.htm).  Hope this helps someone else too.
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