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using only windows cmd
(no batch scripts)

command to find filesize of a
file
directory
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Question by:rgb192
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by:woolnoir
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what do you mean by 'only windows cmd', powershell ? or what ?
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jason104 earned 250 total points
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If  your just using CMD, use DIR
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by:Lee W, MVP
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As stated, DIR shows you the size of files - DIR FILENAME.EXT or DIR FILESPEC*.???

When it shows you the summary at the end of DIR (with no file specification provided) it's only showing the totals for that one directory.

When you use a DIR /S it is showing the total size of each directory within the directory and the files in that directory.
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by:ola_erik
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Possible method: a legacy DOS file manager, if you can get files on your system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkov_Commander
http://vvv.kiev.ua/

make new folder
copy files to new folder
go to folder with cd
run vc.exe
go to parent folder
press alt-f6
stand on folder
read filesize of tree including subfolders (it seems to have some upper limit on size)

The filemanager also lets you view files (f3),  as you asked for in another question.
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by:shanyuen
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DIR /S /A <directory>
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by:rgb192
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thanks
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