MC FolderSize

MC FolderSize


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1
File Size:
79.48KB
Date Added:
November 09, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
3,565
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

The freeware application adds a folder size column to Windows Explorer's detail view, but fails with a single feature. MC Foldersize lacks an interface, and simply installs to the Windows Shell Extension folder.

There is really no operating this tool. The application loads automatically when Explorer's detail view is invoked. It correctly measures the size of the files in each folder and displays the amount in kilobytes or megabytes for the entire folder. Some systems take a few seconds to calculate the space used by the folder, but testers found the wait very short.

Explorer allows column sorting, but the MC Foldersize column fails to sort with the rest. That snag aside, this is a freeware application that proves a snap to install and fills a gap by providing folder size information.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4 stars

    "Great software but need to give warning"

    September 19, 2011   |   By elations

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    Very useful and works nicely with Windows versions up to Windows XP

    Cons

    but, contrary to the "Operating system" information above, it will not work with Windows Vista and higher. Deplorably, Microsoft stopped supporting the extra folder size column feature in Windows versions after XP :(

    Summary

    I couldn't get this to work and did some research. There is a lot of info regarding incompatibility with Vista and Win 7 to be found, so users can easily verify that what I'm warning about is correct. Quite a few people got used to and didn't want to miss the functionality this piece of software provides and got pretty frustrated when it didn't work any more after they updated to Vista or Win 7. Just wanted to share this to save some of you from similar frustration as I experienced.If you're still using XP however, go ahead, this is a pretty useful Explorer enhancement.

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  • 5 stars

    "Vista/Win7 compatibility"

    May 25, 2011   |   By FolderJump

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    Works well in Win XP and earlier.

    Cons

    This tool does not function in Vista/Win7 because there is no support for such a feature in those operating systems.

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  • 1 stars

    "Haen't gotten it to work!"

    July 25, 2010   |   By cimofj2

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    NONE ------

    Cons

    NONE ------

    Summary

    Needs better installation &/or instructions!

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  • 5 stars

    "It works perfect!"

    July 10, 2010   |   By thrashmichael

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    It was easy to install and tested free of any spyware, malware and viruses. It works great.

    Cons

    There was a 1 second pause when looking through my documents but when you have several folders above 10GB like I do that should be expected. I'm running XP.

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  • 1 stars

    "I got nuthin"

    January 27, 2010   |   By skywriteing

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    Easy to install

    Cons

    No changes, no results on win xp

    Summary

    Didn't work for me.

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  • 1 stars

    "NOT vista compatible"

    July 27, 2008   |   By captain.lefteye

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    Really wouldn't know...

    Cons

    Ah, an add-in for Windows Explorer just like the good old Folder Size, a feature that should have been included in Vista anyway. But no, there's an 120 default options to choose from, but there's no option to choose a column for the folder size.

    Guess it's just the same as the forementioned Folder Size add-in: correct installation, but no extra option to choose from. At least Folder Size is honest about it's vista-incompatibility...

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  • 5 stars

    "Works..But needs Improvement"

    June 29, 2008   |   By BillK1958

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    It does add the extra column in the detail view but did not give the size of my folders in my documents but did give file sizes.

    Cons

    Most of my file sizes it read incorrectly.77kb was actually 76.5kb, It read 93kb on a file that was 92.1, 261kb on a file that was 260kb. While this may be very minuscule to some, it is not an accurate reading as readings go.....but it is free so can't really complain.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do !"

    December 21, 2007   |   By agloege

    Version: MC FolderSize 1

    Pros

    Easy to use - replace size column with folder size column in explorer.

    Does what I was looking for. Perfect, easy tool !

    Cons

    NOTHING !

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