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    Folder size add-in

    Folder Size for Windows Explorer is a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> add-in that allows you to add a 'Folder Size' column to Windows Explorer.

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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Fantastic find Joe...thanks
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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Nice find! <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/BigThumbUp.gif> Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Hi Joe:
    I tried it. For what it's worth, using WinXP Pro, I eventually uninstalled it. The problem was that every time I opened an Explorer or folder window that had the Folder Size column, a folder icon showed up in the systray (I know, it's now a "notification area" <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>). Even though I would choose to "always hide" these icons, I'd end up with 1/2 a dozen in my systray. I decided the added convenience of accurate folder size wasn't worth the trouble. Too bad, because I did like the idea. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Me too. I try to keep icons in my systray (I still call it this way) as few as possible, so I uninstalled. Otherwise it seemed useful.
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    Re: Folder size add-in

    I guess you guys are already aware of TreeSize <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware?
    A lightweight standalone (doesn't integrate into Windows Explorer) but does a nice job.

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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Sure thing. Thanks, Alan.

    Another related app very recommended here in the Lounge is SequoiaView (it's becoming a Lounge classic). Here's an old post with a link to the home page.
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    Re: Folder size add-in

    While we're on a roll, I recently found DriveUse, a tiny 7KB EXE <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware program. Nothing flash, but quite handy for planning partition backups to CD etc.

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    Re: Folder size add-in

    I tried it and also uninstalled it, but not for the SystemTray icon complaint. The author told me it is there simply to provide an easy access to the program's options. But what I found is that when exploring folders with a large amount of files, especially when it contained graphic images, it couldn't keep up when scrolling down the list of files. I have a folder with over 2000 files in it and Folder Size slowed things to a crawl. For less populated folders it worked great. Too bad. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/sad02.gif>

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    Re: Folder size add-in

    Hi Jeff,

    I believe the icon in the systray provided a way to control how many subfolders you want the program to check each time it must show a folder's size. I think the default value was 5 folders. If I'm not mistaken, the app would assign an old (cached) size value to any subfolder in excess of the limit. So if you set it to use zero subfolders to refresh itself, it would take no time for the prog to show the cached size. Again, this is what I recall. It's up to you to see if getting old values would be of use at all.
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