View Full Version : Way to make windows display the size of a folder?
10-06-2002, 07:46 AM
I've used these OSs for nearly a decade now, and one thing I have often wondered: When I set the display to "details" why isn't the size of the folder displayed. Surely that is more valueable information than "File Folder".
10-06-2002, 11:35 AM
The reason is speed. The size of the folder is calculated on the fly, including all free space and all wasted space. I have a couple of folders where when I choose properties to see how big they are, it takes a good 10 seconds to calculate! If Windows had to do that for every folder, Explorer would be sloooooooooooooower than it already is. :D
10-07-2002, 05:17 AM
Especially if you connect to shares over a network... at work, we keep all user folders in a single share (for people's home directories). Imagine the wait to calculate the folder size for 200GB worth of files over a network... ouch!
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