Folder Size

Folder Size

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    75,242
  • Date Added:
    February 14, 2013
  • File Size:
    268KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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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1 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 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 stars

"Does NOT work as advertised; loaded with shovelware"

April 08, 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 stars

"Perfect solution for an old problem."

March 02, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6
Version 2.6 has reduced CPU usage of background service by about 50 percent and fixed leaked device handles.
General
Publisher Brio
Publisher web site http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
Release Date February 13, 2013
Date Added February 14, 2013
Version 2.6
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 268KB
File Name FolderSize-2.6-x86.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,242
Downloads Last Week 22
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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