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How to Show Folder Sizes on Windows 10's Explorer

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Last updated: December 17, 2020
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Do you want to view your folder sizes in Windows Explorer?

As you know Windows doesn't provide information about the sizes of folders in the Explorer, it only gives you information about individual files.

If you want to view the size of a folder you have to right-click on it and choose Properties, there and only there you will see the folder size.

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To improve the performance of Windows there is no information in the "Size" column for the folders on the file explorer.

Fortunately, there are free utilities to add this functionality!

In this tutorial you will discover the free Folder Size for Windows that works on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; it allows you to view the size of folders while navigating through the Explorer.

Let's dive in!

Folder Size: Free Tool to Show Folder Size in Windows Explorer

You can download your copy of Folder Size from this URL: https://sourceforge.net/projects/foldersize/files/foldersize/2.6/FolderSize-2.6-x64.msi/download

Install it using the usual method (click Next, Next, Install). It will launch automatically after the installation.

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Now open your Windows Explorer (Windows+E) you will notice a small window with the folder sizes in it.

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The program launch automatically in the system tray, right-click on its icon to make sure it starts on Windows startup.

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WinDirStat: Know Your Folders' Sizes Better

You can also try WinDirStat to look for unwanted large folders and remove them from your system.

You can download WinDirStat from this official URL: https://windirstat.net/download.html

After installing launch your program, you will be prompted to choose between all local drive or specific drive.

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The program will analyze the system... Give it some minutes or seconds depending on the size of your hard disks.

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You will see a visual representation of folders in the bottom section with a tree of folders with a percentage of occupation of disk space.

Delete unwanted folders as you wish. You can also view by Extension by selecting color-coded extensions in the list.

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There you have it!

If you have any questions feel free to leave them below in the comments' section ;)

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