GetFolderSize : Determine the Size of Folders

If you want to determine the size of a file in Windows, then all you have do is to hover your mouse cursor over that file and the file size along with some other bit of information pops up. But the same is not true in case of folders. What to do if you have to find out the size of a folder in Windows? There is a free software called GetFolderSize which can help you determine the folder size easily.

GetFolderSize is a free windows tool that can be used to find out how much disk space is being taken up by which folder. It can be used for determining which programs are taking up most of your hard disk space. GetFolderSize shows you which folders are consuming your valuable hard disk space on your Windows computer.

Here are some of the features of GetFolderSize :

  • It is a freeware for private and commercial use
  • It can determine the size of folders on a variety of media
  • Fast scan algorithm
  • Scan file and folder paths with an overall length of up to 32,000 characters and file and folder names containing Unicode characters
  • Scan an unlimited number of files and folders
  • Scan your hard drive for hard links, junctions and symbolic links
  • Create a list of the largest files on your hard disk
  • Show the number of file and/or folder of all files and subfolders
  • Display the file size in Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes
  • Print the folder tree
  • Save the folder tree and information into a text file
  • Start GetFoldersize and scan folders right from the windows explorer context menu


You can download GetFolderSize both as in the installer format and as a portable software. The portable edition does not require any installation. GetFolderSize works on all versions of Windows including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7. GetFolderSize can produce a report that shows the total size for each folder, the overall percentage of disk space used and the number of files in each folder. You can also drill down and inspect the content of each folder and sort the view by file date, extension, size and other details. GetFolderSize can display sizes in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes, either as rounded values or as decimals. It has many other features like options to print or export a folder list, Unicode support, optional Explorer integration and much more.

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