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Folder Size

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 33 votes out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    164,676
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    520
  • 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

"Extremely fast and accurate"

July 06, 2016  |  By fjdTally

2016-07-06 03:35:09  |  By fjdTally

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Much faster than any similar tool. Yes I tested a popular one I think it was named Tree size or something that was a bit faster, but it was not surprising that it was missing a lot of files and folders.
So in terms of performance and accuracy this was the best I tried.

Cons

I do not have any complaints - it is a free marvel :)

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5 stars

"Since I installed it I know where everything is"

July 05, 2016  |  By btobtobto

2016-07-05 00:26:51  |  By btobtobto

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

This is a very powerful tool and if you start it with administrator privileges it will even list system backups and hidden files that are not available in Windows Explorer.
Great for organizing files and keeping a tidy system.
I now know exactly where the largest folders on my system are.

Cons

Nothing that is worth mentioning.

Summary

You will not go wrong with this one. It is one of the first tools that I install on a fresh system.

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5 stars

"Amazing tool - lists everything"

June 16, 2016  |  By iupa2016

2016-06-16 11:08:38  |  By iupa2016

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

I tried a bunch of other similar tools and this one the only one that managed to locate my lost space. Most of the other tools just do not list everything.

Cons

Nothing negative - search no more - install it.

Summary

I am very happy with this tool.

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5 stars

"Useful to see where the lost space is."

June 15, 2016  |  By zaghgopq

2016-06-15 03:22:20  |  By zaghgopq

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

My SSD drive fills up pretty fast - I regularly use this tool to clean up.

Cons

The tool works perfectly.

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1 stars

"Free version cannot see NAS drives"

January 20, 2016  |  By dtamblyn

2016-01-20 09:00:41  |  By dtamblyn

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

none - would not scan the file required

Cons

all my files on a mirrored NAS drive, I would have to buy the Pro version to use this

Summary

uninstalled already

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5 stars

"Awe-mazing!"

January 09, 2016  |  By ++AX3M++

2016-01-09 00:28:03  |  By ++AX3M++

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Really easy to use, with a highly intuitive interface!

Cons

The only con is that some useful features like "Filter..." are disabled since it's a freeware version.

Summary

All in all, it's near-perfect (would be perfect if it weren't for the freeware limitations).

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5 stars

"Slick and fast little tool"

December 15, 2015  |  By daridari678

2015-12-15 05:52:02  |  By daridari678

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Very fast - all necessary info is on screen ready to clean up the mess.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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5 stars

"Very nice and fast little free tool"

December 15, 2015  |  By julia2233

2015-12-15 04:38:15  |  By julia2233

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Freed up gigabytes of wasted space in few minutes

Cons

No need to change anything - keep the good work!

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5 stars

"Microsoft Missed the Boat on this Utility."

October 10, 2015  |  By JoeP42

2015-10-10 22:56:19  |  By JoeP42

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Works extremely well and is both accurate and flexible. Great for selecting folders for archival onto external disks that are limited on size.

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

It takes a lot to impress this retired geek (worked in IT since 1965) and this one really impressed me. Well done! Great UI too.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says and efficiently enough"

June 01, 2015  |  By Wisdawn

2015-06-01 04:49:28  |  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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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 164,676
Downloads Last Week 520
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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