Folder Size

Folder Size

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    103,374
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    986
  • 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

"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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5 stars

"Saved me so much time! Great tool!"

November 07, 2014  |  By lindseyferr

 |  Version: Folder Size 3.4

Pros

Lovely little tool that freed gigabytes of space for me.

Cons

I strongly recommend this tool!

Summary

I did not need extra features but ordered the PRO version to support these guys. I love this tool.

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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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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 NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name FolderSize.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 103,374
Downloads Last Week 986
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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