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How To View The Size of Your Files, Folders and Icons

With the advent of Windows 95, Windows now allows us to instantly view not only the size of all our files and folders, but all subfolders that are also contained within any individual folder as well. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to view the size of files and folders as well as your entire drive itself.

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Viewing The Size of Your Files, Folders and Icons

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then right click on your (C:) drive and left click on Properties from the pull down menu.
  3. Windows will display a full listing of your used drive space as well as your available free space.
  4. Then click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen to exit the Drive Properties Window.
  5. Now double click on your (C:) drive until it opens up for you.
  6. Then right click on the yellow-colored Windows folder and left click on the word Properties.
  7. Windows will display the folder size along with how may files and folders are contained within.
  8. Now click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen to exit the Folder Properties Window.
  9. To view the size of an individual file, let's Double click on your Windows folder until it opens.
  10. Scroll down and locate the file Explorer.exe and right click on it and left click on Properties.
  11. Notice how Windows provides the full detailed information regarding the properties of this file.
  12. Now click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen to exit the File Properties Window.

You can also highlight any one of your drives, folders and files and then use the keyboard shortcut ALT + ENTER to view the properties of your selection.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.

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