How to quickly show file/folder size when hovering cursor over it?

[OS = Windows 7]

When I hover the cursor over a file or folder, sometimes the size is displayed almost immediately, but other times it takes so long that it's more practical to right-click and go to Properties.

I can't find a pattern for this inconsistent behavior. One thing I'm certain of is that it has nothing to do with the size of the file or the number of files in the folder. Sometimes the size of a folder containing thousands of files and sub-folders is displayed quickly while it takes ages to display the size of a single small file.

I suppose it has something to do with indexing the contents of a directory. How do I ensure that sizes are displayed with reasonably uniform speeds?
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  1. Try defragging the relevant partition (but only if it's not on an SSD)?
  2. I defrag all my partitions (except the SSD) at decent intervals. That's not it. I'm rather meticulous about keeping my data organized, which is why I frequently want to know the size of my files and folders.
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