Where Is File Size Column on Search Screen?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A Baffled User, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. As I've written previously to this newsgroup, I'm just starting out with
    Vista Home Premium, having upgraded from a Windows Me desktop. I was just
    trying to figure out why the heck almost one-quarter, 69 GB, of my 320 GB
    hard drive is full?!?! My previous desktop had a 40 GB hard drive, and only
    20 GB of it were filled after seven years of use!! What is going on here? I
    have transferred some files from my old computer, but I haven't even started
    really using this desktop yet.

    So I'm trying to identify the culprits by performing an advanced search for
    files larger than 10 MB. I launch the search and get multiple files that are
    presumably larger than 10 MB, but there is no file-size column to sort the
    files found by the search.

    Joan
     
    A Baffled User, Feb 20, 2008
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  2. A Baffled User

    Gary Mount Guest

    Right click the column headings and you can then enable other columns such
    as size.
     
    Gary Mount, Feb 20, 2008
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    Charlie42 Guest

    Windows has grown a lot since Me, so have hardware capacities. The Vista
    installation alone demands 15GB available space, and as you use it, it
    gradually populates your hard drive with more. Most of this is System
    Restore file copies, Vista uses about 15% of the available storage space for
    this. You can limit this usage, but as long as you have got available
    storage I would not recommend it.
    System Restore is your main "culprit", and it's files will not show in your
    search results.
    In the Search Results window, open View menu > Sort > More > tick 'Size'
    box.

    Charlie42
     
    Charlie42, Feb 20, 2008
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  4. Yikes! Thank you, Charlie 42.

    Joan
     
    A Baffled User, Feb 21, 2008
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  5. Great, Gary--thanks!

    Joan

     
    A Baffled User, Feb 21, 2008
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