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Folder Size

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    74,489
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2010
  • 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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4 stars

"Very satisfied"

November 25, 2011  |  By sckcd

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

This is a single-purpose program, and very simple one. When it works, it is difficult to rate it a 4- or 5- stars.

Cons

Having used the old version for a few years, I found none. The new version does not seem to be any different.

Summary

There are 20 comments on the current version as I am writing this, with 14 persons rate this program version 2 and 1 stars. When examining closer, 12 of the 14 were dissatisfied that this program does not work with their Windows version though 2 of them were very satisfied when installing on XP machines. So, the remaining 6 commentaters who can use this program with their XP machines rated this program a 4- or 5- stars.

"Causes flickering in VMware Workstation."
September 20, 2010 | By raywood

"ONLY for Windows 2000 and XP"
July 31, 2010 | By slickmme (2 stars)

COMPUTABLE who gave this program 5.0 stars "Go to the developers website first for instructions!" on July 9, 2011 details the steps you need to follow to use this program. Without these steps the program does not seem like working. Or, go to the program author's website for same -- plus a tiny bit more.
http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/using.html.

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1 stars

"DOESN'T work in WIN7"

September 30, 2011  |  By 123edwin

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

Never saw any

Cons

WIN7 support lacking

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1 stars

"Does NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 7"

September 19, 2011  |  By sdfor

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

I imagine it works on XP but I use windows 7

Cons

Does NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 7 - Contrary to cnet's classification

Summary

Does NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 7 - Contrary to cnet's classification

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5 stars

"Go to the developers website first for instructions!"

July 09, 2011  |  By compuable

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

Works wonderfully for Windows 2000 or XP (just like the developer says) at http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/using.html

Cons

Does NOT work for VISTA or Windows 7, unfortunately

Summary

Instructions for Setting it Up:

(1) First, make SURE that you're running Windows 2000 or XP. Sorry, it doesn't work in Vista or 7.
(2) Download the installer (regular 32-bit) (XP x64).
(3) Run the downloaded file to start the install wizard. It has boring template text, so just keep clicking Next.
(4) Now the Folder Size column is available to Explorer, but Explorer isn't displaying it yet. Open an Explorer window in Details view.
(5) Right click on the column headers to see a list of columns you can add. Choose Folder Size.
(6) Now we can replace the existing Size column with the new Folder Size column. Right click on the column headers and uncheck the Size column. Drag the Folder Size column header to where Size used to be.
(7) Make this the default view for all folders. Go to Folder Options from the Tools menu. In the View tab, click Apply to All Folders.

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2 stars

"Worked Great under XP, but fails under Win 7"

July 02, 2011  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

works great, when it does work.

Cons

as per subject line, with no explanation

Summary

Need update and then would be great tool

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4 stars

"I have Windows XP and this works like a charm!"

June 18, 2011  |  By buddhaspake

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

A massive help if you need to free up some space quickly, and are headbanging over which directory is your consumption culprit!

Cons

None I found, but I hear this has issues with Windows 7/Vista (Vista doesn't count, it is a liability in itself)

Summary

My heartfelt thanks to the person who developed this.. saved me a ton of time with folder cleanup.

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1 stars

"Doesn't seem to work on Win7"

May 03, 2011  |  By mr_bulow

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

Great concept.

Cons

Needs Win7 support.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work on Vista: OS spec should say XP Only"

March 26, 2011  |  By dickl99

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

presumably OK for XP

Cons

Doesn't work on Vista: Quick Spec for Operating System should say XP Only

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1 stars

"trial version does not show up in win-7"

March 24, 2011  |  By Tarnindar

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

still searching. may find it and will tell you.

Cons

the trial version does not work. it does not show up in win-7. not useful atall.

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2 stars

"folder size wont work in W7."

March 14, 2011  |  By ramh77

 |  Version: Folder Size 2.5

Pros

a wonderful to organize your disks in any OS. helps me a lot while using WXP, Alas, won't work in win 7. really saves the need to click on each and every folder to get an idea about size management, cool.

Cons

WONT WORK IN WIN7, both the x64 and x86 version will not work in win 7.

Summary

I;d give it a 5 stars for XP but 0 for W7, 5/0 should be 0 but I am not so cruel :-) . sp I'd give it 2 stars cause it helps me a lot in XP and I'd have liked them to create a W7 version

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 fixes to cache integrity, preventing it from getting corrupt or losing sync with the real file system.
General
Publisher Brio
Publisher web site http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
Release Date July 05, 2010
Date Added July 05, 2010
Version 2.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 268KB
File Name FolderSize-2.6-x86.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,489
Downloads Last Week 35
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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