Folder Size in Size Column

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by AaronSchell, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. AaronSchell

    AaronSchell Guest

    While browsing files and folders I've noticed something extreemly
    annoying. You can see the size of individual files in the Size column
    but you cant see the folder's contents size. This extreemly frustrating
    and I cant seem to find where I can enable that function.

    I know you can scroll your mouse over folders one at a time and a
    window will apear and you can see the size then, but thats just
    inconveniant for what Im doing. I need to be able to glance at multiple
    folder sizes constantly.
    AaronSchell, Jan 3, 2008
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  2. Aaron

    This has been the default behavior in Windows Explorer forever. There are
    some third party shell extensions that add this capability. Try a Google
    search for "folder size column"
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jan 4, 2008
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  3. AaronSchell

    AaronSchell Guest

    You mean "Windows live search" Im sure....

    Still its annoying, this is a perfect example of why people are
    frustrated with vista. Something small and simple and it never gets
    addressed. Good thing I can set my background as a movie.
    AaronSchell, Jan 4, 2008
  4. Aaron

    No, I meant what I wrote. I prefer Google for searching.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jan 5, 2008
  5. There's a reason for this: Calculating folder sizes can be quite time
    consuming in large deeply nested

    Almost any alternative file manager, though, will give you an option to show
    folder sizes in a column. Try for example

    Donald Lessau, Jan 5, 2008
  6. AaronSchell

    AaronSchell Guest

    I just recently noticed the "Total File size" and "File size" Columns,
    what are they for? I've enabled them thinking that "Total File Size"
    would display the total file size for the file in the column and
    something along the same lines with "File Size" but they dont show
    anything when I enable them.

    I downloaded that xyplorer but I dont think I'll like it. I want
    something that you can enable in Vista natively. I dont really see much
    of a performance difference when using the app though, Im running about
    967MB before the app is open and 996MB once its open.
    AaronSchell, Feb 5, 2008
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