Very useful utility. The only problem is when a directory is very large, say 200 GB with thousands of subdirectories. Then, it takes time to calculate and display dirsize. However, built-in right-click and-select-properties method also works slow, so it is probably why MS people omitted such a feature.
Pros: Works wonderfully for Windows 2000 or XP - just like the developer says in the installation instructions.
Cons: Does NOT work for VISTA or Windows 7, unfortunately...
make sure to stop by developers website for instructions for an easy 8 step instruction on installation and use.
There is really not much to this program, as far as the end user is concerned. I was looking for a shell extension that worked with Windows Explorer and I found it. Folder Size shows me the size of each folder. That`s all I wanted. And I got it with Folder Size.
The other review is right- it is slow to load. But it is much faster then right-clicking on each folder to find where the system is bloated.
I had this installed on a Domain Controller- but it was unstable. Now I just have it loaded on my main workstation and it saves me a lot of time hunting for those folders that are very large. I would recommend this program to anyone that is looking for a small utility that can be installed, integrated with Windows Explorer, and is something that you forget about until you are on another computer that does not have it installed.
This little app is definitely worth your time.
This is a small but mighty useful utility. No hunting through folders to find where your drive space has gone. And it's freeware! Top Job
It is very slow in calculating large directories such as Windows or music folders. Tried it on two systems, one new, fast but cluttered system, and one system was old but uncluttered with the same results -- slow in doing its single chore.
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