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Why does windows not display my file size

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys

 

I  have been meaning to ask this for a while but why does windows not tell me the file size in explorer, why does it struggle with this and is there anything i can do?59c2735333b61_Capture1.1.PNG.d49eb316570e172c54c69915db3d2f57.PNG

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Windows doesn't display folder sizes, you can get programs to rectify it though (: 


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4 minutes ago, Protongog said:

Cool thanks. Its really annoying as a photographer it would be helpful to see how quick a folder has filled up.

If you do this:

 

Rick click on folder > Properties

 

A window will appear and will show you the folder size :)


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Windows doesn't do it mainly for performance reasons. You don't want File Explorer stuck there and your HDD under heavy load, as it tries to calculate the folder size of a massive folder with a great number of sub folders and those have sub folders too.

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