folder sizes?

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Frank Bell

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Is there an easy way to see how much disk space the files in each folder on a drive are using, without having to open properties for each one? If Explorer showed the folder sizes when a drive was selected, that would do it... you could select each drive and see the size of each folder (but it doesn't). Any other way to see that easily?
 
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When you use the cursor to hover over the folder, it should show the size of the folder. It does in mine anyway. I'm assuming you are talking about folders on the hard drive.
 
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Go to start>run and type cmd Press enter
This will start a command prompt.

Type cd\ and press enter

Copy this command and then right click in the command prompt window. Choose paste from the menu.

This will create a file named list.txt on the desktop. It will list all the directories, the filnames in all the directories and subdirectories and their sizes in bytes. The size of each directory will also be totalled.


dir /s /os>"%Userprofile%\desktop\list.txt"
 

Frank Bell

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Suzi - hovering over the folder in explorer does NOT show sizes for me... wonder if there's some setting you have on yours that different? I've looked and don't see one.

Mozaic1 - that shows file sizes, but still doesn't show folder sizes. Ideally, a "tree" command which would show folder sizes would be great, but that doesn't seem to be an option.

Thanks!
 
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I think this is the setting that causes the size to show:

I'm using XP Home btw. Go to control panel, folder option, view. See if you have the option to "display file size information in folder tips" checked. When I hover over the folder, it also shows a list of the files in the folder after the folder size.

Hope this works for you :)
 
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I see what you mean. It only totals the "loose files in the folder". I think you need to find a utility to do what you want. Especially if you want a treeview.
 
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