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Folder Size

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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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  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current version:

    2.0 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "no column, only another window(s)"

    September 15, 2013  |  

    Version: Folder Size 2.6

    Pros

    does not work win7x64

    Cons

    window, not column, worthless
    nothing in rt-clk explorer window

    Summary

    try, easy, small, but delete if no value

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does Not Work With 64bit Woindows 7"

    June 28, 2013  |   By Hydrology

    Version: Folder Size 2.6

    Pros

    None, does not work

    Cons

    Does Not Work

    Summary

    I cant speak for other OS's, but it does not work at all with Windows 7 64bit. After going through all the junk software that CNET adds to your system, you just get a blank pop up window separate from Explorer. The developers have no idea what they are doing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does NOT work as advertised; loaded with shovelware"

    April 8, 2013  |   By 4saken404

    Version: Folder Size 2.6

    Pros

    Actually works kinda, via an automated pop-up window

    Cons

    1) Comes with shovelware and viruses. These are in addition to the shovelware that comes with the CNET installer. My anti-vairus hopefully blocked 2, one was removed, and 2 more are still floating around.

    2) As said above, this does NOT show file sizes of directories as shown in the preview image above. Instead it has a small window pop up with that information. It does NOT "[add] a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer"

    3) The settings do not seem to work in Windows 7. It is impossible to stop the program (it just errors out and says "Access Denied" if you try) and even simple settings don't stick.

    Summary

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS and back up your computer first if you want to attempt it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect solution for an old problem."

    March 2, 2013  |   By rytny

    Version: Folder Size 2.6

    Pros

    Very simple to install and use, all folder sizes visible in an instant. No 3rd party prog to start, it's just there.

    Cons

    None whatsoever

    Summary

    Waited long for this in W7 64-bit, what a relief.
    5 stars for sure.

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