1. mtmsla's Avatar
    Can we please have a windows file explorer that tells me how large a folder is without me having to actually open said folder to view "x files, x megabytes" in size?

    Also, why can't we have a file explorer that shows and allows changes to a file's comments. Like the tool FileMeta(x64).msi (https://github.com/Dijji/FileMeta/releases) does? Shouldn't this be built-in to Windows?

    Thanks,

    Andy
    01-31-2019 02:06 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Try a program called treesize. It's not exactly what you want, but maybe it can restore some of your sanity

    Or try the option shown below
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    01-31-2019 11:48 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    Perhaps I'm missing something but what's the difference between hovering your mouse over the folder?

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    02-02-2019 06:55 AM
  4. rodneyej's Avatar
    None issue
    02-18-2019 09:59 PM
  5. xxXTechcr3xx's Avatar
    Also, why can't we have a file explorer that shows and allows changes to a file's comments. Like the tool FileMeta(x64).msi (https://github.com/Dijji/FileMeta/releases) does? Shouldn't this be built-in to Windows?
    You can only comment in a shortcut.
    02-18-2019 11:52 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    @HeyCori I think he meant, that when launching the explorer, the first quick access page, doesn't show the size of folders.

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    02-19-2019 09:28 PM
  7. Yue Ling's Avatar
    @HeyCori I think he meant, that when launching the explorer, the first quick access page, doesn't show the size of folders.

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    He can right-click to see the size of folders.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-23-2019 09:12 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    He can right-click to see the size of folders.
    In my mind, he just wants an option to hover over those files and have the size displayed. Which shouldn't be a lot to ask imo
    02-25-2019 12:18 PM
  9. Yue Ling's Avatar
    In my mind, he just wants an option to hover over those files and have the size displayed. Which shouldn't be a lot to ask imo
    Or use details pane.
    ven07 likes this.
    03-15-2019 06:50 PM
  10. Yue Ling's Avatar
    Why do you think you can view size of a folder without going to the folder you need? You need to go to that folder!
    03-28-2019 12:41 AM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm honestly so used to right clicking to see what the properties are, that I just do it that way as second nature.
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    04-02-2019 08:01 AM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I'm used to hovering the cursor over the folder to see its size. But this is an interesting question I never even thought about!
    04-02-2019 08:40 AM
  13. Yue Ling's Avatar
    I'm used to hovering the cursor over the folder to see its size. But this is an interesting question I never even thought about!
    But he seems to lazy to right-click.
    04-03-2019 11:06 AM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    But he seems to lazy to right-click.
    Admittedly, mouse-over the folder should tell us how big it is.
    04-06-2019 06:16 AM
  15. Yue Ling's Avatar
    Admittedly, mouse-over the folder should tell us how big it is.
    Or use detail pane. This pane is also useful.
    04-06-2019 07:14 AM
  16. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Or use detail pane. This pane is also useful.
    Yes, correct. But again, involves more user clicks.
    04-07-2019 08:37 PM
  17. Yue Ling's Avatar
    that when launching the explorer, the first quick access page, doesn't show the size of folders.
    Right-click on it and click Properties.
    04-14-2019 07:23 AM

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