Folder Size

Folder Size

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    128,151
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    646
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Folder Size is a free Windows utility that scans your drives or folders and displays detailed information about the size of their contents so you can see where the disk space went. It displays the sizes of files and folders as well as their percentage of total disk size.

Folder Size uses a layout common to many such utilities, mostly because it's the most efficient design: toolbar, left-hand tree view, and main window. Folder Size displayed all our disk drives with their total size, space used, and free space listed below the tree view. We clicked on our C drive and then clicked the Scan arrow. The program took a few minutes to scan 40GB of files; when it finished, it displayed the file structure in the tree view with the selected directory displayed in the main view. This view displayed file names and sizes; percentage of the total in numbers and bar graphs; total files, folders, and subfolders; dates created, modified, and accessed; attributes; and even the file's owner in expandable, draggable, rotating headings. We could also customize which headings we wanted to display and quickly choose file sizes from bytes to gigabytes. Buttons let us easily navigate through our file directories. The Help file is fairly basic, but then so is the program. It's not designed to do tricks; it simply displays detailed file information quickly, which is a much more useful and frequently needed capability than it seems.

The space below the main window displays charts of the program's findings, but we had trouble with this feature, possibly because it requires Adobe Flash Player installed in Internet Explorer to work. We had Flash Player in IE, but it's not available for 64-bit IE, and the Flash installer seemed to balk at the difference. The screenshots show nice-looking charts that can be printed and exported. We'd like to see either less reliance on IE or greater compatibility in accessing Flash, but beyond that, Folder Size is quite a useful tool.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says and efficiently enough"

June 01, 2015  |  By Wisdawn

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Simple and does exactly what a user expects and wants.

Cons

Can perhaps use some tweaking to be a bit faster and more aesthetic looks.

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1 stars

"Buggy product, bad support."

May 16, 2015  |  By sun2sirius

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

When the program works, it works OK and is very useful.

Cons

Version 2.9.0.0 is buggy. Support is useless.

Summary

I bought the Pro version 2.9.0.0 in 2013 and it behave erratic from the beginning. Once in a while it hangs and it is not possible to close the program. It is not even possible to kill it with Task Manager or Process Explorer - you have to restart the machine. Deleting large folders from within the program causes it to hang for a long time; you cannot cancel the operation or close the program - you have to restart the machine.
I reported these and other issues to MindGems support, but they gave me useless responses, like "get more RAM", although I already have 16 GB.

I see there is version 3.4.0.0 now - great, I wanted to upgrade. But it turns out that I have to pay $40 again. Support people told me that only 2.9.x.x are free to upgrade, but there were no any minor updates - so this is a joke. With such policy I stick with free versions and not buying from this company again.

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5 stars

"Simple and powerful and FREE"

April 05, 2015  |  By xyeaxl

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

This one is really good and can free gigabytes of disk space in just minutes.
I even showed my mom how to use it and she uses regularly on her small SSD drive - it is that simple.

Cons

There are some restrictions in the free version, but the available features are sufficient to get the job done (at least for me).

Summary

I install this tool on every computer that I use.

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5 stars

"I can scan my computers over the network - really nice"

February 01, 2015  |  By xxlife

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Being able to scan all the computers in my network without having to walk around the building saves me a lot of time.
This tool is really great.

Cons

Network support is only in the paid PRO version.

Summary

For me this is well worth its price.

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1 stars

"Can't See My iPhone"

January 30, 2015  |  By striperguy55

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Fine for regular folders

Cons

Can't see my iPhone which is why I downloaded it in the first place. Classic Fremium BS model. Yuck!

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5 stars

"Terrific!!"

January 22, 2015  |  By Hanky_Spanky

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Exactly what I was looking for. Does exactly what you would expect - and more. Percentages, graphics, click and go, etc...

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Thank you for this MindGems.

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5 stars

"Simple yet very efficient"

January 14, 2015  |  By yopokal

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

You can not imagine that a simple tool like this one can help you to locate and free gigabytes of data in just seconds.
I forgot several gigabytes of downloads in a temp folder for ages...they would stay there for many years ahead if it was not this tool.
I am really happy that a friend of mine recommended it!

Cons

No problems on my side - I am really happy with it.

Summary

You should try this and yes it is free for most of the features that you would need.

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5 stars

"Much faster than other similar tools"

December 04, 2014  |  By wilmajakes21

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

This tools is really FAST and that makes a difference if you are about to scan terrabytes of files.
The other thing to mention is that it lists ALL files - even the ones in System Volume Information - something that other tools did not manage to do for me and I was wondering where my missing disk space was. Folder Size revealed that it was lost by backups inside sys vol. inf. folder.

Cons

Real gem - I miss nothing.

Summary

Looking for solid tool with fast performance? This one will do the job.

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5 stars

"Fast and reliable disk analysis tool"

November 17, 2014  |  By vdupqf

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Very fast and accurate.
Reveals folder sizes that can not be listed using other tools.
This one helped me to identify 100 GB of hidden backups !!!

Cons

Some folks complained that it requires flash for the charts, but I think it is not an issue.

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5 stars

"Easy to use yet very handy."

November 07, 2014  |  By TonyMcarter

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Out of disk space? This one will really help.
Plenty of reports and charts.
Very nice user interface.

Cons

Network scan is available in PRO version, but I personally do not need it.

Summary

Really handy disk cleanup tool.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4

Version 3.4:

  • Added: Oldest Files Report
  • Added: Oldest Folders Report
  • Added: Oldest Files and Folders Report
  • Added: Newest Files Report
  • Added: Newest Folders Report
  • Added: Newest Files and Folders Report
  • Added: Complete list of System Files, Backup Files and System Volume Information folder
  • Added: Administrator privileges detection and button to restart with elevated privileges
  • Added: Size information in the chart near the percentage value in the tool tip
  • Added: Reports column states, sizes and positions are stored and re-loaded on startup
  • Added: The cell text is displayed in a hint for items that do not fit in the current column size
  • Fixed: Removed context menu item "Scan with Folder Size" from Recycle Bin
  • Fixed: Position of download buttons on application resize
General
Publisher MindGems
Publisher web site http://www.mindgems.com
Release Date March 17, 2014
Date Added March 27, 2014
Version 3.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name FolderSize.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,151
Downloads Last Week 646
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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