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February 17, 2014 6:55:28 AM

Ok so I've search for this on the website without any luck so if somebody could please help me on this I would very much appreciate it... This is my first question being asked through this website BTW but I have used this site many times before for answers but have so many these days I thought I'd start asking my own versions... Anyways, questions below:

How I set up my folders view so that when I open, for instance, C:>Users and it shows each User account; how so I adjust the settings so I can actually see how much space each user is taking up on my drive? It automatically has a column for SIZE but folders are never populated until the column head BUT if I hover over the folder icon while in DETAILS view it will show small window while mouse is over the folder that tells me the size of it... How can I make the SIZE column actually shows me User X is using 25GB and User Y is using 20.3GB (Examples)?? In case it matters, I am using USERS folder as an example - I want to know how to set up pretty much all my folders to where the subfolders can be viewed showing folder sizes so I can sort which file is taking up the most space on my SSD... This is something that has been driving me a little nuts on all my drives for a long tong time so hopefully it is an easy fix.

I would really appreciate any advice or answers on this matter and apologize in advance if this is a "dumb" question but I've always pretty much been able to search and solve any issues on any computer I've worked on by googling or searching websites such as TH or just by messing around with settings or searching within the computer but for whatever reason I cannot find an answer on this...

Thanks,
February 17, 2014 7:10:34 AM

I'd suggest you use Total Commander, a file explorer which will show you how much space each folder occupies after marking it with the spacebar button, you can turn tree view mode to see all folders and subfolders or simply enter "user a" folder and see the size of its subfolders so you can figure out which file(s) are using the most of your HDD.
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a c 417 * Windows 8
February 17, 2014 7:16:35 AM

Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!
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February 17, 2014 9:00:46 AM

dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


I did recently update to an SSD but am not pressed for storage - I simply want to be able to see how large each folder is when I open it's parent folder so I am aware of the folders size IN CASE I want to, for instance, move all my photos from year 2013 and earlier to an external or Flash - I do usually save most files to either an SDXD to keep my lifetime writes on my SSD to a minimum as I know that is what determines how long it will last but I just want to be able to open up a folder and see how large each folder is without having to hover over each one and I don't get how or why it's set up in windows where you can get the information by hovering over the folder yet cannot simply elect a column such as "folder size" and view it along with other selected column criteria such as "date created", "type", and/or "name" columns...

Another reason I would like to see the folder size is because I have a lot of hotkeys customized and when going fast through folers and selecting multiple items I will sometimes accidentally duplicate a copy of a file without noticing and if I were to do something like that in iTunes folder with tv shows or movies it would take a up a significant amount of storage so I'd like to be able to look through my folders casually and notice if there has been any significant increase in size so if I see my music folder on Monday and it's 20GB and then a week later I haven't downloaded any new music and when going through musics parent folder I notice it's now 30GB I'd know some files must have been either duplicated on accident or I accidentally dropped a group of selected files into the wrong folder...

I mean it's not a huge deal to have to hover over each folder to see it's size but I have to specifically look at each folder and make the window active and do the math in my head or write it down for each file as I individually hover each folder with my mouse... Long of the short, I basically want to be able to view a folder filled entirely with subfolders and without any individual files the same way I would view a folder in "Details" view which contained nothing but individual files and showed how large each individual file was in the "Size" column...

I appreciate the response and let me know if anything comes to mind because I would imagine something like this would be an easy fix but seems this is simply something you cannot tweak within windows without 3rd party applications/software, which I would prefer not to have to download.

Thanks again and really appreciate you taking the time to help!

JPL
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a c 417 * Windows 8
February 17, 2014 9:13:58 AM

MortgageBroker12 said:
dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


I did recently update to an SSD but am not pressed for storage - I simply want to be able to see how large each folder is when I open it's parent folder so I am aware of the folders size IN CASE I want to, for instance, move all my photos from year 2013 and earlier to an external or Flash - I do usually save most files to either an SDXD to keep my lifetime writes on my SSD to a minimum as I know that is what determines how long it will last but I just want to be able to open up a folder and see how large each folder is without having to hover over each one and I don't get how or why it's set up in windows where you can get the information by hovering over the folder yet cannot simply elect a column such as "folder size" and view it along with other selected column criteria such as "date created", "type", and/or "name" columns...

Another reason I would like to see the folder size is because I have a lot of hotkeys customized and when going fast through folers and selecting multiple items I will sometimes accidentally duplicate a copy of a file without noticing and if I were to do something like that in iTunes folder with tv shows or movies it would take a up a significant amount of storage so I'd like to be able to look through my folders casually and notice if there has been any significant increase in size so if I see my music folder on Monday and it's 20GB and then a week later I haven't downloaded any new music and when going through musics parent folder I notice it's now 30GB I'd know some files must have been either duplicated on accident or I accidentally dropped a group of selected files into the wrong folder...

I mean it's not a huge deal to have to hover over each folder to see it's size but I have to specifically look at each folder and make the window active and do the math in my head or write it down for each file as I individually hover each folder with my mouse... Long of the short, I basically want to be able to view a folder filled entirely with subfolders and without any individual files the same way I would view a folder in "Details" view which contained nothing but individual files and showed how large each individual file was in the "Size" column...

I appreciate the response and let me know if anything comes to mind because I would imagine something like this would be an easy fix but seems this is simply something you cannot tweak within windows without 3rd party applications/software, which I would prefer not to have to download.

Thanks again and really appreciate you taking the time to help!

JPL

I use windirstat to keep an eye on folder sizes, neat pictorial view of your drive, and each folder can be clicked for more detail...
https://windirstat.info/download.html
If you don't find a means to manipulate File Explorer to your satisfaction!

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February 17, 2014 2:57:08 PM

dodger46 said:
MortgageBroker12 said:
dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


dodger46 said:
Not sure if there's an answer to your question, but assume you've replaced your HDD with an SSD and are pushed for space? I got round that by leaving a 64Gb micro SD card permanently inserted and re-locating User folders. Micro because they're cheaper.
Another option nowadays is to go for an SSHD Hybrid drive, best of both worlds!


I did recently update to an SSD but am not pressed for storage - I simply want to be able to see how large each folder is when I open it's parent folder so I am aware of the folders size IN CASE I want to, for instance, move all my photos from year 2013 and earlier to an external or Flash - I do usually save most files to either an SDXD to keep my lifetime writes on my SSD to a minimum as I know that is what determines how long it will last but I just want to be able to open up a folder and see how large each folder is without having to hover over each one and I don't get how or why it's set up in windows where you can get the information by hovering over the folder yet cannot simply elect a column such as "folder size" and view it along with other selected column criteria such as "date created", "type", and/or "name" columns...

Another reason I would like to see the folder size is because I have a lot of hotkeys customized and when going fast through folers and selecting multiple items I will sometimes accidentally duplicate a copy of a file without noticing and if I were to do something like that in iTunes folder with tv shows or movies it would take a up a significant amount of storage so I'd like to be able to look through my folders casually and notice if there has been any significant increase in size so if I see my music folder on Monday and it's 20GB and then a week later I haven't downloaded any new music and when going through musics parent folder I notice it's now 30GB I'd know some files must have been either duplicated on accident or I accidentally dropped a group of selected files into the wrong folder...

I mean it's not a huge deal to have to hover over each folder to see it's size but I have to specifically look at each folder and make the window active and do the math in my head or write it down for each file as I individually hover each folder with my mouse... Long of the short, I basically want to be able to view a folder filled entirely with subfolders and without any individual files the same way I would view a folder in "Details" view which contained nothing but individual files and showed how large each individual file was in the "Size" column...

I appreciate the response and let me know if anything comes to mind because I would imagine something like this would be an easy fix but seems this is simply something you cannot tweak within windows without 3rd party applications/software, which I would prefer not to have to download.

Thanks again and really appreciate you taking the time to help!

JPL

I use windirstat to keep an eye on folder sizes, neat pictorial view of your drive, and each folder can be clicked for more detail...
https://windirstat.info/download.html
If you don't find a means to manipulate File Explorer to your satisfaction!



Thanks!! This is honestly exactly what I needed - I didn't want to originally download a 3rd party software but this is honestly WAY more than I expected and I love it... love how you can click on the blocks as a visual aid to see which folders are taking up the most space... Thanks again!
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a c 417 * Windows 8
February 17, 2014 9:58:56 PM

You're welcome!
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