It's not hard to find the file size of a single folder in Windows. However, doing the same set of operations for even a few at a time quickly becomes tedious. This little utility offers a simple solution to the problem, adding a new column in the Windows Explorer window that gives folders' total sizes, so tracking down space-wasters suddenly becomes a snap. The program offers only a few options, allowing users to set the column name and a choice of measurement unit. The basic version recalculates folder sizes every time they are displayed, while a $5 pro version caches the information for faster recovery. Even so, we were quite pleased with the program's performance, and would recommend it to virtually any computer user as a potentially valuable source of information.
What's new in version 4
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedAugust 22, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
View Folder Size helps you to view total folder and file sizes directly in the Windows Explorer. With it you can view file and folder sizes in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes. Main features: integration with Windows Explorer, file sizes representation in any units, convenient interface.