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Is there a FolderSize plugin available for Windows 7?

I used to have one on XP, but Windows 7 OS architecture changed evidently not to allow that plugin to work in W7.

(Folder Size displays the total folder contents file size summation per folder - a helpful tool in tracking down where large amounts of disk are being used)
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If you have 7 Ultimate or Professional, you can run the original version under XP Mode.

If you're interested in 3rd part applications, instead of Windows Explorer, WinDirStat is pretty useful:
http://windirstat.info/

depending on your usage, JDisk Report may give you what you need:
http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

I haven't used this one, but it states it will include folder size in Explorer for Win 7:
http://www.troublefixers.com/display-folder-size-in-windows-7-and-vista-applies-to-all-windows/

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a great list, i'm on it!
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wow, that was quick!  thanks.

One addition - from what i see the last link is to a program also called "Folder Size", however it is a stand alone program, not an Explorer add-on.

personally, my favorite is WinDirStat.  Once I got used to it I found the visual representation quite helpful.

Best of luck.
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I had tried windirstat and loved its presentation.
However, perhaps coincidentally,  my system disk crashed during first usage, and i've been paranoid ever since to re try.   (This was a few years ago with XP Pro SP2)

I really do think it was a coincidence, but am hesitant to take the risk.
maybe i'll try on my laptop (to gain confidence), which is not as critical a system for me.
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Interesting. I've not had any problems with WinDirStat, and I've used it on a variety of OS's.

Oh, and another possibility is TreeSize (free).  This is what I used before moving to WinDirStat :)
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

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