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Old 05-20-04, 11:55 AM   #1
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Viewing Folder Size in W2K/XP?

Anyone know a simple way to see the size of all folders at once?

I know you can right-click the folder and choose properties, but if you have a lot of folders that can be pretty tedious. With the Details view, you see the size of the files, but not the size of the folders.
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Old 05-20-04, 12:23 PM   #2
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Do a multiple selection and right-click|Properties to see their total.
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Old 05-20-04, 01:01 PM   #3
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Do a multiple selection and right-click|Properties to see their total.
Actually I don't need the total, but size of each individual folder. I was hoping for a way to do it without the right-click, properties. I have a network volume with a bunch of user and group shares. I'd like a simple way to see which shares are taking up the most space.
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Old 05-20-04, 02:54 PM   #4
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You got me thinking, I'd like something like that too (to manage who's taking up all the room on the fileserver at work).

So, I went to google and did a search on "folder size".

I got a bunch of hits, and downloaded and tried about 6 of them before I decided this was the best of the ones I tried. It performed a lot better and has a nice easy to use interface. The only problem with this app is that it is shareware and costs a little for the full registered version. A free trial is available, which is what I downloaded.

Worked great traversing through a 40gb fileserver.

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Old 05-20-04, 03:25 PM   #5
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Check out DISKdata.

I use it to scan my data-shares and see who's taking up the most space. It's a great tool.

Edit: I just downloaded FolderSizes. It looks like it has potential too.
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Old 05-20-04, 04:21 PM   #6
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Check out DISKdata.

I use it to scan my data-shares and see who's taking up the most space. It's a great tool.

Edit: I just downloaded FolderSizes. It looks like it has potential too.
BigDave, your posted link is bad. [/url is at the end of the href.

I'm running diskdata now. It seems good, better than all the others I tried, but not as good as foldersizes. You can't sort and organize on the fly like you can with foldersizes, which is a cool feature, plus it just seems to have some nice features and the gui is really nice and easy to use. Performance seems about the same though I didn't measure it.

Either way, try them out. Some cool stuff!

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Old 05-20-04, 07:17 PM   #7
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Fixed the link to DISKdata.

Yeah, I did like FolderSizes. I'm going to have to test it out more, but I did like that it organize feature.
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