Is it possible to see how much space a folder I don't have permission to access (like Windows\TEMP or the Windows Store App repository) uses without taking ownership of it?

  • you could open a command line window as the owner of the folder and then do a dir c:\temp – DrNoone Apr 30 '14 at 19:29
  • Locally? Over the network? Over the internet? What do you mean by TAKING ownership? Copying the folder to your computer? Having permission to view it? – Wutnaut Apr 30 '14 at 19:29
  • @Wutnaut Locally, and yes it's owned by some system account so I don't have permission to view it. – Louis Waweru Apr 30 '14 at 19:33
  • @DrNoone This gives a permission denied error. – Louis Waweru Apr 30 '14 at 19:33
  • If it's the only subfolder in that folder that you don't have permission to, you could use process of elimination to find it's size. – Wutnaut Apr 30 '14 at 19:45

You would at least need read access to the folder, otherwise you won't be able to read the size.

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