Folder Size

Folder Size

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    74,489
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 10, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    268KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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It's not feature rich, but this simple add-on creates a new option to see the size of folders in Windows Explorer. Though Folder Size proved very easy to use, a Help file or other guide would have been beneficial to let new users know what steps to take to use this program. After installation, you'll need to make sure Windows Explorer is set to Details view, then you can right-click anywhere in the right-hand pane and you'll find the new Folder Size column option. You'll now see the new information as you browse folders. Folder Size doesn't offer an extensive feature set, but it does exactly what it says and any user concerned with folder size will benefit from this simple freeware tool.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 22

5 stars

"This should be standard for any Windows OS"

April 23, 2009  |  By corisco

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

It does what it promisses to do. Especially when you have to deal with many different folders through a network, not to mention the facility it provides when maintaning the system clean

Cons

Haven't fount this feature yet.

Summary

I first got in contact with this program on a CD that came with a Computer's Magazine, over ten years ago. The description said that it would be something that after a while, that little collum would seem so natural there that when you couldn't find it you'd feel it very strange. Well, that's absolutelly true! I had to migrate to the x64 plataform and this program doesn't seem to be compatible. WHERE IS MY FOLDER SIZE COLLUM????

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5 stars

"Adds folder size column to Windows Explorer"

April 23, 2009  |  By synche

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Does one thing and does it well. Great little program!

Cons

None that I've found.

Summary

Allows you to see how much data is stored in a folder without opening or right clicking and opening properties. Very handy for easily finding where large files are stored.

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1 stars

"couldn't get it to work"

March 06, 2009  |  By pocketdora

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

it was free

Cons

i couldn't use it

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1 stars

"Does not do as it says"

February 06, 2009  |  By eturnium

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

None, doesn't work

Cons

The information says it adds a column to Windows Explorer called Folder Size. It does not. If it works, I can find no evidence of it.

Summary

Doesn't work in any way shape or form. No operating system is specified in the information, I am using Vista. Perhaps it works in other environments.

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5 stars

"It should be the replacement for the Size column."

January 30, 2009  |  By aschottmuller

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Easy to add, just right-click and choose "Folder Size".

Cons

I wish it could replace the "Size" column.

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1 stars

"Not for Vista?"

January 11, 2009  |  By afleagle

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Cheap, easy

Cons

Doesn't appear to work with Vista (at least it didn't for me.)

Summary

Probably works on XP, I don't know. I never got it to work.

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5 stars

"Used this for years, GREAT."

December 17, 2008  |  By actorma

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Used it for at least two years now, and it's held up. Simple, no frills, does exactly what it says it does.

Cons

A teensy bit slow but only when it first calculates the folder sizes - takes maybe a minute or two, especially with larger hard drives - but it updates on the fly so no problem there.

Summary

Love it, am downloading it for multiple computers both at work and home.

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5 stars

"What a time saver. great program very unobtrusive."

November 29, 2008  |  By dfriedholm

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Helped me slim down a very cluttered drive...

Cons

So far none.........

Summary

great price, great product. Should have been a standard in XP to begin with.

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5 stars

"Simple and to the point"

September 12, 2008

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

Quick install. Right click on the column bar to get the new Folder or File size column is all it requires. Also very useful to get the file/folder size on the mapped drives or via explorer on remote computers.

Cons

None that could find.

Summary

It is free and very handy.

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5 stars

"Very good little program"

April 23, 2008  |  By mikeskid

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.3

Pros

It doesn't do a whole lot, but what it does it does well. I've even seen sizes of folders, etc., that I never saw with Windows "size". Recommended highly for those who care about such things.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Brio
Publisher web site http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
Release Date April 10, 2006
Date Added April 10, 2006
Version 2.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 268KB
File Name FolderSize-2.6-x86.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,489
Downloads Last Week 35
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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