Show folder size in Windows 10

show folder size

The windows 10 file explorer comes with many striking and useful features and functions. If you want file explorer to show folder size in windows 10 then there are many ways available and we have explained some of them below in this article.

Move over the file:

Ok so you want to know the size of your folders, you can do this by simply moving over a folder. Just open your File Explorer in a random location and move over the concerned file for some time.

You will come across some extra information there which will be including the size of the folder.

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Make size appear:

So you want the file sizes to be available all the time and you want this change to be permanent. You can do this easily by just changing the setting. Just open the file explorer window and go tap on the right-click on the ‘Name’ field present on the top. You will come across some options-actually some specific options-that let you choose what kind of information to appear about your folders.

show folder size

Choose a size and the property will start appearing on the far right of the window.


The size property will be shown but sometimes it may appear empty-Windows can not always calculate file sizes in that view correctly, exclusively for the folders that may include some additional folders. You can use one of the other methods given if this one ain’t working for you.

User Properties:

If you want to see your folder sizes in detail, the Properties feature will come in handy. To do this, simply right tap on the folder and choose Properties located at the end of the menu.

A new window will pop up and you will see some additional information on your folder.

You will get to know what is the size of the folder if it is compressed or not, how much space it is occupying on the disk (this is the size on disk property). In addition to this, you will also get to know how many other files and folders are in the folder.


Windows only look into the exact folder, not in the subfolders. So if your folder includes two files and two folders, each having two files, the view will still appear as two files and two folders. It doesn’t add the files in those folders into the total count of files. But it does add them into the folder size property of X MB, for instance.

Show folder size in Windows 10-conclusion:

So we have discussed that you can see folder size in windows 10 by simply hovering over the concerned file for a few minutes(two to five seconds). Or you change the setting to make folder size appear all the time. In addition to this, user properties also come in handy.

I hope this article was a help to you. If you still have queries left you can ask us in the comment section below. We will try our level best to resolve them. Thank you, folks.

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