Folder Size

Folder Size

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    94,954
  • Date Added:
    March 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    901
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

    "Works great"

    August 05, 2014   |   By tvcxx

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    Tried several similar tools, but this one is the fastest and the only one that listed all my drives - I have 5 drives, one external usb and several usb pen drives. All working great.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning here - it is flawless.

    Summary

    This tools is better than commercial alternatives even in its free version.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does the job well"

    July 20, 2014   |   By tripio2f

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    Not much to say.
    Stable
    Fast
    Beautiful charts
    Nice list
    Great reports
    You get my point - I like it a lot.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning here. Some features are not present in the free version, but the ones that are, are sufficient enough for a free disk cleanup.

    Summary

    I definitely recommend this one. Though I did not need the PRO version I placed an order to support these guys as the tools does such a great job for me!

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  • 5 stars

    "A tool recommended by a friend - glad I tested it"

    July 16, 2014   |   By SimonJohnson36

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    This one freed more space than all other tools I have used together.
    Very easy to spot the folders that waste your disk space.
    Largest files report is great too.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain - does the job very well.

    Summary

    Since I found this it is one of the tools to install on a new computer. Lets you easily monitor the distribution of the disk space.

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  • 5 stars

    "Like the interface a lot"

    July 11, 2014   |   By amanda881

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    Looking at the results it is immediately evident which folders should be cleaned up.
    I love the fact that it looks exactly like Windows Explorer.
    The charts are beautiful and handy and can be used for navigation too.

    Cons

    I think this tools should be included with your OS or Computer it is so useful.

    Summary

    Do not waste your time reading reviews - get the tool and try it - it is free.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice disk cleanup tool"

    July 09, 2014   |   By daria29

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    You can not imagine the wonders this nice little tool can do for you. It is so useful that you can see the distribution of your disk space instantly and free tons of wasted disk space in minutes.

    Cons

    Requires Flash for the charts to work, but I have already installed it on my machine anyway.

    Summary

    You should check this - on top of that it is free :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Free 500+ GB in 5 minutes - that rocks!"

    July 07, 2014   |   By twagazzz

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    This tool looks so simple and yet it is so useful that I use it every day. I have several machines to manage and it can report the lost space instantly. Work on all type of drives including network drives and shares.

    Cons

    Network support is available only in the PRO version.

    Summary

    Great tool - it is one of my favorites in my disk cleanup software arsenal.

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  • 5 stars

    "Lifesaver tool for small SSD drives"

    June 10, 2014   |   By wilma78

    Version: Folder Size 3.4

    Pros

    I have a small 64gb SSD and this tool is a lifesaver for me.
    Provides neat visualization of the used space and you can free up gigabytes of space in seconds.
    I use it now for months - really good and best of all free.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. Filtering is not included in the free version, but I personally never had the need to use it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not pay for this product!!!"

    February 06, 2014   |   By stevehomeruk

    Version: Folder Size 3.0

    Pros

    Free version is useful.

    Cons

    If you pay to upgrade it does not work - at least in my experience. That would be forgivable but the company has customer service from the dark ages.

    After a perfunctory effort to fix things they then said I should uninstall ALL my software - Microsoft Office, Adobe CS6, games etc etc.

    They had a new version out and I thought that it might fix the problem. They want me to pay for a new version on the off chance it fixes the bug in their code that means it does not work on my machine. (I have dozens of programs from dozens of vendors that all work fine with each other.)

    I have repeatedly asked for my money back or some real support NOTHING! Never asked me to run a diagnostic, never asked for a dump, never asked for any settings (registry etc)just "remove all software and then add ours". I have probably wasted about 10 hours on this over the last three or four months.

    Summary

    I have NEVER had such pathetic service from a software company - EVER.

    I got my computer science degree in 1979 and have been using computers ever since so that is a lot of software companies I have dealt with. Mindgems without doubt the worst!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent little program"

    February 04, 2014   |   By yotaruvegeta

    Version: Folder Size 3.0

    Pros

    It does what I need it to, and offers just enough for free.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of.

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  • 5 stars

    "Get this NOW to manage hard drive space"

    May 27, 2013   |   By 13inches

    Version: Folder Size 2.9

    Pros

    I installed Folder Size on my Windows 8 machine and I was able to easily free up about 100 GB of hard drive space - and all this was done in under 10 minutes. I should have installed Folder Size LONG ago. Getting a list of large folders instead of a list of large files is a FAR more effective method of freeing up hard drive space. Folder Size also seems to have no hidden tool bars or other kind of spam crap sometimes found in freeware. Install Folder Size now people..

    Cons

    None so far..

    Summary

    Excellent software and priced right: Free with no spam ! Get it !!

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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 Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.19MB
    File Name FolderSize.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 94,954
    Downloads Last Week 901
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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