Program will display Folder and sub-Folder Size

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by WPD, May 21, 2006.

  1. WPD

    WPD Guest

    We have Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, and all critical updates
    have been installed. We want to add a program that will allow us to select a
    folder, presumably in a File Manager-like view, and the size of the folder
    and all of its sub-Folders will be displayed.

    My prime consideration is that this program has a proven track record with
    Windows Server 2003.

    Thanks for the help.
    WPD, May 21, 2006
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  2. Does the inbuilt Windows Explorer not achieve this? Diruse and other resource
    kit tools can give you more narrowly defined info if required.
    Steve Goddard, May 21, 2006
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  3. WPD

    WPD Guest


    If it does, I don't know how to make it work.

    For example, if I have a folder name FIRST and if it has sub-folders named
    TWO, THREE and FOUR directly under it and if each of these sub-folders has
    both files and sub-folders under them, I can not select FIRSTin the Folders
    column and have it tell me the the total size of FIRST and all of its
    sub-folders in the Status Bar.

    Please let me know if I am missing something.

    WPD, May 21, 2006
  4. Left Click on 'First' in the left pane from within windows explorer so it is
    highlighted in blue. Then click on FILE from the command tools, select
    PROPERTIES from the menu. It will display the overall size of 'First' and the
    number of subfolders and files.

    Or for a more powerfull tool open a command prompt and type "diruse /?"
    (install W2K3 resource kit tools first) It will explain on how to use the
    command to retrieve the information your looking for, easiest use is the
    command followed by /s /m and the path.
    Steve Goddard, May 22, 2006
  5. WPD

    WPD Guest


    Thanks for the help.

    WPD, May 24, 2006
  6. WPD

    TRSib Guest

    I just downloaded a utility called FolderSize-2.4 to use on my workstation.
    It addess an extra field (after you right click the column bar and enable
    Field Size) to your Windows Explorer window. I may give you a bit more detail.


    You can do a search for FolderSize-2.4.msi and you should get a link for
    TRSib, Dec 11, 2008
  7. WPD

    WPD Guest

    Hi TRSib

    Thanks for the update. I shall try it on my Win XP Pro, SP-3, desktop for a
    while. If there aren't any problems, I shall create a mirror of our main Win
    Server 2003 in VMWare, and then test it extensively. Again, thanks for
    bringing this program to my attention.

    I shall post feedback here after each test. I expect that the first post
    should be in approx 1 month.

    WPD, Dec 16, 2008
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