How to Find the Size of Folders in Windows 11

Windows shows the size of a file, by default, against its name in File Explorer under Details and Content views. However, when it comes to folders, this is not the case. To calculate the size of a folder, the size of each sub file and sub folder has to be calculated. If this is done for every single folder, then it would impact the performance of the system and hence it is not implemented. But, if you would like to find the size of a single folder or even multiple folders, there definitely are ways to do so.


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In this article, we explain in detail how you can quickly find the size of a single folder or that of multiple folders through some very easy ways.

How to Find the Folder Size Through Mouse Hover

This is the simplest of all the methods. To find the size of a folder, you just need to move your mouse over to the folder that you want to find the size of. In the toast like pop up that comes up, there will be a section named Size, which will give you the size of the folder.

 

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How to Find the Folder Size from File Explorer Properties Window

Step 1: Right click on the folder that you want to find the size of. From the right click context menu, click on the Properties option.

 


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Step 2: The folder properties window would give you the size of the folder, under the section Size.

 

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How to Find the Folder Size Using Command Prompt

Step 1: First of all, right click on the folder that you want to find the size of, and then click on Copy as path option from the right click context menu.

 

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Step 2: On the taskbar, click on the Search icon.

 

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Step 3: Start typing in cmd and click on the option that says Run as administrator.

 

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Step 4: When the Command Prompt opens up in elevated mode, copy & paste the following command and hit Enter key.

dir/s <YOUR_FOLDER_PATH>

Note: Please make sure to replace <YOUR_FOLDER_PATH> with the path you copied in Step 1.

 

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How to Find the Size of Multiple Folders

Step 1: Firstly, select all the folders that you want to find the size of. Once the folders are selected, right click and click on the Properties option.

Note: You can select multiple folders by pressing down the CTRL key and then by clicking on the folders that you want to select.


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Step 2: In the Properties window, you will be able to find the size under the section Size as shown in the screenshot below.

 

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That’s it. Hope you found the article useful.

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1 thought on “How to Find the Size of Folders in Windows 11”

  1. Really? This makes no sense what so ever. If this information is available by slowly clicking thru to the page properties, then it could just as easily be displayed in the details view in Explorer. Seriously trying to justify why Winblows can’t do this because it “would impact the performance of the system” yet this info is available after clicking thru multiple steps is just completely asinine. My Mac can easily do this. Google can easily do this and tell me what is taking up space and where it is at, yet for Windoze this is just too hard to do.

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