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Arranging by folder size in Explorer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PRR, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. PRR

    PRR Flightless Bird

    Is it possible to arrange the folders in My Documents folder, by size?
    Every time I click on that view option, the various documents inside
    My Documents get re-arranged, but teh folders themselves stay arranged
    alphabetically.
     
  2. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    PRR <psaulm119@aim.com> wrote in
    news:e5071f73-957b-4e7d-a95b-d3e17d6c06b6@5g2000yqj.googlegroups.com:

    > Is it possible to arrange the folders in My Documents folder, by
    > size? Every time I click on that view option, the various
    > documents inside My Documents get re-arranged, but teh folders
    > themselves stay arranged alphabetically.
    >


    Yes. It is possible.

    Download/Install freeware "FolderSize" from Sourceforge:

    <http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/>

    Then double-click on any folder then:
    View -> Details
    View -> Choose Details -> Folder Size

    Then simply click on the "Folder Size" column header to sort by
    Folder Size.

    HTH,
    John
     
  3. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    PRR wrote:
    > Is it possible to arrange the folders in My Documents folder, by size?
    > Every time I click on that view option, the various documents inside
    > My Documents get re-arranged, but teh folders themselves stay arranged
    > alphabetically.


    Nothing's impossible. It's even possible to have your willie permanently
    stuck up your ass!!!
    --
    choro ;-)
    *****
     
  4. PRR

    PRR Flightless Bird

    Thanks. that helped me free up several gigs on my ever-shrinking
    documents partition.

    Unfortunately, you do have to go through your instructions for every
    folder you want to view the details with, but like I said, I found a
    few gigs that I didn't realize were there (including a Win 7 RC
    installation file that I had forgotten about) so I do appreciate it.

    Hopefully this is something that Win 7 if not Vista can do on its own.
    The threads I found before posting said something about how awkward it
    would be to constantly have to recalculate the size of folders. Even
    if this wasn't a "live" feature, I still can't help but think that
    this is something Explorer should have been doing long ago.


    On Apr 12, 10:48 pm, John Wunderlich <jwunderl...@lycos.com> wrote:
    > PRR <psaulm...@aim.com> wrote innews:e5071f73-957b-4e7d-a95b-d3e17d6c06b6@5g2000yqj.googlegroups.com:
    >
    > > Is it possible to arrange the folders in My Documents folder, by
    > > size? Every time I click on that view option, the various
    > > documents inside My Documents get re-arranged, but teh folders
    > > themselves stay arranged alphabetically.

    >
    > Yes. It is possible.
    >
    > Download/Install freeware "FolderSize" from Sourceforge:
    >
    >   <http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/>
    >
    > Then double-click on any folder then:
    >   View -> Details
    >   View -> Choose Details -> Folder Size
    >
    > Then simply click on the "Folder Size" column header to sort by
    > Folder Size.
    >
    > HTH,
    >   John
     
  5. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    PRR <psaulm119@aim.com> wrote in news:1b54eef2-2e02-4208-a74b-
    7892e652547d@r18g2000yqd.googlegroups.com:

    > Unfortunately, you do have to go through your instructions for every
    > folder you want to view the details with [...]


    Once you get one folder set up that way, then do:
    Tools->Folder Options->View->Apply to all Folders

    (assuming you really want that).

    -- John
     

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