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    Default Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    With WinXP, is it possible to get the size of each folder displayed in Windows Explorer or another tool? The size of files can be displayed but I cannot get folder sizes.

    One thing I am trying to do is to delete all folders that are empty. This occurs when I use Cobian as a daily backup program.

    I do have Ace Utilities that shows the size of each folder but the folders cannot be deleted.
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    Default Re: Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    If you hover the mouse over a folder for a few secs, it'll give you the size, and it'll say its empty, if it is empty.

    It'll even tell you the names of the files in it (well some of them if theres a lot of files in the folder).

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    Default Re: Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    Space Monger is a great tool for hard drive space management. You can delete folders from within the program.

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    Default Re: Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    If you hover the mouse over a folder for a few secs, it'll give you the size, and it'll say its empty, if it is empty.

    It'll even tell you the names of the files in it (well some of them if theres a lot of files in the folder).

    Sorry, forgot to mention that I know about the hover mouse thing, but want something that shows all folder sizes at once.

    Foxy - thanks, I'll try that program.

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    Default Re: Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    I've used the free version of xplorer2 for years (XP and Vista) and swear by it. It will display folder sizes (and much more!) and has two side-by-side panels. Hunt through the preferences - there are a lot of settings!

    Windows explorer is a cripple by comparison.

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    I think this is what you are after.

    Once run, it adds a column to Windows Explorer. Very simple add on.

    You just right click on the column headers to choose the ones you want.
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    Default Re: Can the size of folders be displayed in explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferg View Post
    I think this is what you are after.

    Once run, it adds a column to Windows Explorer. Very simple add on.

    You just right click on the column headers to choose the ones you want.

    That worked a treat. Thanks Ferg.
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