While viewing a list of folders in Windows Explorer (Win + E), sometimes we need to know the memory size of each folder separately. We can know that by hovering the cursor over a desired folder. But what if we want to know the individual sizes of each of the folders listed?

Here I’ll tell you exactly, how to easily do that. First look at this screenshot of my Windows Explorer. I am running Windows XP.

Show Folder Size in Windows Explorer

Show Folder Size in Windows Explorer

There is no in-built method in Windows Explorer in Details View to show the Folder Size. Here is a small freeware called Folder Size that will do the job. Download and install this utility.

Details View Mode in Windows Explorer

Details View Mode in Windows Explorer

To view individual folder sizes of a list of folders in Windows Explorer, view the folders in Details View Mode. Then, right click on any of the column headers and tick mark Folder Size. This will add a new column header called Folder Size where sizes of listed folders will be visible. You can also drag and drop the column to desired location.

The utility automatically caches and displays the folder sizes. It immediately shows size if the folder size is small. If folder size is large then it will take some time to show the exact size. It shows the size with Plus (+) Suffix while caching is in progress. It also shows the size of files if they are listed along with folders.

Folder Size works perfectly in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Its Beta Version is also available with slight variation for newer operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


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