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Friday, September 14, 2007

Display Folder Size in Windows Explorer

Being able to see how much space a folder is taking up on your computer in Windows Explorer without having to look under the Properties dialog would seem to be a very useful feature. But, unfortunately, Microsoft seems to have missed the memo.

Folder Size rectifies this oversight by adding an extra column to the Details view in Windows Explorer so you can see at a glance which folders are bloated, empty, or somewhere in between. This comes in very handy when you feel like doing some tidying up on your computer.

Once you install this open-source tool, open up Explorer in the Details view. Then right-click the column header and select Folder Size to see the fruits of your labor. You can safely hide the Size column since you won't need it anymore.

Folder Size works under Windows 2000 and XP, but not Vista.

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