Windows 10: Find large *folders* on hard disks

Discus and support Find large *folders* on hard disks in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My hard disk is full. I need to empty some space. I'm trying to locate the large folders I can empty. However there seems no good way to locate these... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GarySt, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. GarySt Win User

    Find large *folders* on hard disks


    My hard disk is full. I need to empty some space. I'm trying to locate the large folders I can empty. However there seems no good way to locate these folders in windows. Trying to search via Win Explorer Search option: "size:gigantic kind:=folder", simply doesn't work. It gives me only files.
    Note that it must be that there IS some large folders: e.g., C: is a folder. And it is larger than "gigantic". (The search should be recursive of course).

    Help!*Sick

    :)
     
    GarySt, Jul 7, 2018
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  2. Marivel Man Win User

    Files & Folders View as medium or large Icons

    To assist you better, we would suggest that you try to follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Once you are viewing a folder, right click an empty space within the File Explorer window and select View from the dialogue menu, then choose Large or any icon you wanted to use. Alternatively, you can use the following shortcut keys on the keyboard to
      change your View settings:
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large icons
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles
    • CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content
    3. Once you have the view set, you can make it the default view for

    every folder.

    4. Click Apply, then click OK.

    Update us on the result.
     
    Marivel Man, Jul 7, 2018
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  3. Michael Gall Win User
    External Hard disk contents are not visible.

    Hi Pranoti,

    For us to narrow down your concern with your external hard disk, we would like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer prior to the issue (e.g., updates, software installation)?
    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Do you hear any clicking sound when connecting your hard disk?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you update all your device driver.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Michael Gall, Jul 7, 2018
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  4. Dani Pun Win User

    Find large *folders* on hard disks

    Large thumbnails as default to entire folders. Is possible?

    Hi Kris,

    We'd love to help you out with your concern.

    You can set large thumbnails as default by doing the following steps:

    • Go to the folder that you want to change the view settings and set it to Large view.
    • Click on View tab, then click Options (Note: If a menu drops down, select
      Change folder and search options).
    • From Options, click on the View tab, then click on the
      Apply to Foldersbutton.
    • Click on OK.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Dani Pun, Jul 7, 2018
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