Foldersize

#1
I was wondering if any of you knew of an alternative to foldersize on XP that would work on Seven, I already lived for too long without it on windows Vista...

It basicly showed the foldersize next to the foldername in windows explorer, at the same place as windows show the size of regular files, it didn't take much power and worked great on XP, but MS decided to change the way developer could add new column to explorer and it broke foldersize... anything new we can do on Seven to get the same information (right click/property isn't an option to order my files, really not !) ?

the only viable alternative I can think of is to install a VM with XP in it ... which isn't that great of a solution :/

thx in advance
 


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stueycaster

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#2
I was wondering if any of you knew of an alternative to foldersize on XP that would work on Seven, I already lived for too long without it on windows Vista...

It basicly showed the foldersize next to the foldername in windows explorer, at the same place as windows show the size of regular files, it didn't take much power and worked great on XP, but MS decided to change the way developer could add new column to explorer and it broke foldersize... anything new we can do on Seven to get the same information (right click/property isn't an option to order my files, really not !) ?

the only viable alternative I can think of is to install a VM with XP in it ... which isn't that great of a solution :/

thx in advance
Here's something that might work.
7 Windows Explorer Addons for Power Users
 


#3
all the site does is link to the developer website, and he doesn't support vista yet because of the many changes that occured with the IColumnProvider that requires a lot of work and rewriting things that were already available to dev on XP ... thx anyway for trying ^^
 


stueycaster

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#4
Ok sorry. Maybe I should have checked before I posted it.

Update: On that next page i clicked on "Download Folder Size 2.4 64Bit" and the download came up.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/foldersize/FolderSize-x64-2.4.msi

If you need the 32 bit the link is there.
 


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#5
I think I know where to download the program if I said I used it on XP and am a CS major ... thx for trying anyway but the program doesn't work on vista/seven and cannot because of what the author explain, Microsoft force people to implement old functions that they didn't wanna make public anymore.
 


stueycaster

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#6
Oops. I should have checked it out. :redface:
 


#7
Try this WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics - Simple Straight Forward File/Space Viewer

or

freshney.org :: Xinorbis - a much more advanced File/Space Viewer

Both are very good

Ok,, well,, it's not integrated into Explorer.
However, holding th cursor over a folder will give the folders size in the pop up.
 


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#8
yeah I knew some people coded stand-alone program to show foldersize in treeview for example, but I really wanted this within explorer or a more explorer-like (like Xplorer2)

thx anyway
 


#9
I think I know where to download the program if I said I used it on XP and am a CS major ... thx for trying anyway but the program doesn't work on vista/seven and cannot because of what the author explain, Microsoft force people to implement old functions that they didn't wanna make public anymore.
I just joined this forum (not because I use 7, I dumped 7 after 2 days of use and went back to my stripped down version of XP) because:

1- I'd like to thank the guy who provided links to FS alternatives used in XP. That's how I found this forum (I Googled FolderSize + alternatives), I need an alternative because FolderSize doesn't work well anymore (for me anyway) on XP. I think it has to do with .netFramework.

2- I'd like to point out the irony that M$ has had 15 years to fix this in Windoze (obviously still not addressed this basic feature in 7) and they seem to be going to great lenghts to make sure nobody else can fill the need. I don't know what Ill do after XP except I know it wont be M$.

RD
 


Joe S

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#10
Folder size isn't the only thing they got rid of that is annoying. How about being able to drag files and folders and organize the way you want!
Joe
 


binaryman

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#11
Hi Tyron
Try Directory Report
http://www.file-utilities.com
It is not an explorer addon, it is a static analysis tool
It shows two folder sizes
The size of files in just that folder
The size of file in that folder and its subfolders
 


#12
Not sure if you've seen this yet or not, but...
The best alternative I've found so far is Explorer++ - Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows - It's a nifty replacement for the stock Windows Explorer. I've not used it a ton, it's not my default explorer app, but so far it's been pretty stable in Win7.

Not nearly as convenient as FolderSize, but it works.
 


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