Just wondering that if there is a way to display the size of folder in size column inside of windows explorer? by default, it only display the size of a file, you have to use right click and properties or other way to check the size of a folder. I searched online, there are some 3rd party tools or explorers can do this.

I m just looking for some native way built into windows to show folder size if any one knows how.....

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    The reason that folder sizes are not displayed in a list view is because it could be resource intensive. To calculate the size of a large folder with many files and subfolders could take a long time, then put 20 of these in a list and it will be a total drag on the system. That's not to say its impossible and I look forward to any answers. – Dan Sep 9 '14 at 18:34
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    MS doesn't appear to have implemented it, but it sounds like there are some third party applications: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/… – Robin Hood Sep 9 '14 at 18:39
  • I m using Q-dir for long time, it has kind of function, but not in windows explorer. – Root Loop Sep 9 '14 at 18:43
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Depending on your needs you can use a simple VBS Script:

Dim oFS, oFolder
Set oFS = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolder = oFolder.GetFolder("c:/Temp")
WScript.Echo Round(oFolder.Size/1024/1024,3) & " MiByte"

You can bring it down even to a single line:

WScript.Echo Round(WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject").GetFolder("c:/Temp").Size/1024/1024,3) & " MiByte"

To get the sizes of folders, I use WinDirStat (https://windirstat.net/). This is not exactly what you are asking for, but hopefully still helpful.


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