Windows 10: Difference in size of a folder with its contents

Discus and support Difference in size of a folder with its contents in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello to all, I have a folder Documents and when I check its properties, Windows 10 x64 shows ~13 GB as its size. But when go within it and select all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tomyfr, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. tomyfr Win User

    Difference in size of a folder with its contents


    Hello to all,

    I have a folder Documents and when I check its properties, Windows 10 x64 shows ~13 GB as its size. But when go within it and select all contents and check for properties (from the context menu) it shows ~3 GB as all of its contents' size. I also checked the show hidden items checkbox, but no changes!

    Why are these different please?

    :)
     
    tomyfr, Mar 9, 2019
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  2. Amit_Sun Win User

    Change in folder size after enabling Bitlocker

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand you concern related to the size of the folder displayed. Try these steps to narrow down the issue:

    1. Disable bitlocker
      and then check the folder size.
    2. We would also suggest you to open the folder and select all files and see the size of the contents.

    Let us know if the size of the contents matches the folder size. If you see a difference, then the folder might be showing incorrect size.

    Kindly reply us with the requested information to assist you better.



    Awaiting for your response.



    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Amit_Sun, Mar 9, 2019
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  3. Directory Size Utility

    Thanks buddy! Yea, this section's not dead. Kreij and I have big plans for this section. I don't want to give nothing away, but we have some bigger projects down the road. *Toast :toast: I feel I'm pretty good at coding with different languages, but I'm well behind Kreij's level of experience with those other Languages. I've been working on those other languages, and soon I'll feel comfortable enough to start, and not feel like I'm holding the project back. *Toast :toast:

    Now on to your suggestions.

    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that? Yea, that's been bothering me and I like your suggestion "Add Folder". I'll change it on the next release.
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs) I could add this, but let me see if I understand what you're asking. By subfolders you mean add all the folders in the left panel to the right panel? Those folders are all the subfolders in the "Get folder".
    • maybe you also add export list to excel? I'll add this on the next release.
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too? I'll add this on the next release.
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories? I'll add this on the next release.
    These are all great suggestions! Thanks Drone! *Toast :toast:
     
    Mindweaver, Mar 9, 2019
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  4. Drone Win User

    Difference in size of a folder with its contents

    Directory Size Utility

    First of all nice utility, Mindweaver!
    Second of all, it's so nice to see that this section ain't dead.

    I have a few questions/suggestions, maybe you'd want to see ...
    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that?
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs)
    • maybe you also add export list to excel?
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too?
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories?
     
    Drone, Mar 9, 2019
    #4
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