Windows 10: Incorrect folder size on just some folders

Discus and support Incorrect folder size on just some folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I right-click and hit "properties" the folder says its total contents is 2.70 GB in size with 1,927 Files. However, if I open the folder,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by socklosk, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. socklosk Win User

    Incorrect folder size on just some folders


    When I right-click and hit "properties" the folder says its total contents is 2.70 GB in size with 1,927 Files. However, if I open the folder, highlight all the folders contained in it, and then hit "properties," the total size comes to 32.3 GB with 2,255 files. The second "properties" information is the correct statistics.

    Any ideas what is going on here? I do have some large backup files in this folder, but nothing is zipped.

    :)
     
    socklosk, 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. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Incorrect folder size on just some folders :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Incorrect folder size on just some folders :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Mar 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Drone Win User

    Incorrect folder size on just some folders

    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
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