Monday, July 11, 2011

Mac Daddy Monday: Calculate Folder Size

What makes the Mac OS Finder window so great, is how flexible it is as a search tool. In list view you can sort in ascending or descending order alphabetically, by file type, or by size. The only downside to sorting by size is that by default it only calculates the size of individual files, and not entire folders. Often you just want a quick list of which folders on your computer are the largest. Here's how to change the view options to calculate folder size as well.

Here is the normal way a Finder window displays in list view, sorted by size:

Notice that the size of the folders is blank. To change this, go to the View menu and select Show View Options...

Select Calculate All Sizes

It will take a moment to calculate, but now your Finder window will display the sizes.

-by LC Tech Blog contributor Chris Fitzgerald


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