Can you help me find software to sort folders (not files) by size?

Ankit Garg June 4, 2013
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Hi all,

I need software that allows me to see the size of a folder without actually going into its properties. I need something that opens a window and shows me which folder is of what size, and that allows me to sort them by size, just like we are able to do with files in Windows Explorer.

Any ideas?

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  1. Ahmed Khorshed
    June 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Folder Size is the best one you can go with
    http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

  2. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    June 6, 2013 at 2:34 am

    you can also use the windows explorer. How?

    open the drive ------> right click on the empty space ----------> select sort by -------> choose size.

  3. Scott Kupferman
    June 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    For OS X, I use DiskWave. I love the interface, it is free and extremely helpful in figuring out where your disk space has gone. You can drill down to specific folders, or scan the entire drive. You can also opt to scan hidden folders. For OS X, this is a must have.

  4. Oron Joffe
    June 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds like you need Foldereize, as recommended by others here. However, if you want to compare folder sizes for a large number of folders, you could try WinDirStar or SpaceSniffer.

  5. Sampath Karunarathne
    June 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    This this what you are looking for mate... don't need to install
    just run it and will help you to understand how folders and files are structured on your disks.
    By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices.
    I use this when I need more space in my hard disk and to decide what files to delete..
    here is the link http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

  6. ha14
    June 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Perhaps classic shell can do what you want
    http://www.classicshell.net/

  7. Bruce Epper
    June 4, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Check out Foldersize. Under Win2K and XP, it works well, but with Vista and later, the sizes of folders conatining hard links to files will end up appearing larger than they really are. This can still give you a good idea where your space is going, but you will still probably want to verify things with Windows property pages since they tend to have better accuracy when dealing with the hard links.

    Here is another Folder Size application. This one will scan your drive(s) at startup so it may take a bit depending on the size of your drives and their usage. It isn't all that inconvenient for occasional usage though.

  8. Leland Whitlock
    June 4, 2013 at 6:27 am

    You could try Folder Size as seen at http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/ which adds in a folder size column into Windows Explorer.

    Other programs that might help would be things like TreeSize as seen at http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/ which can show you which folders are taking up the most space. It is quite handy though not exactly what you are asking for.

    Hopefully this will get you well on your way.

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