Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to sort folders by size?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8, Chrome, Ubuntu, Arch

    How to sort folders by size?


    This seemed like a customization thing... I tried searching but in the first three pages of results I didn't find anything that related to what I was looking for. That's all my disclaimers.

    So I want to be able to sort a list of folders by their size, preferably with freeware of course. Is this possible? Is it crazy? I realize that I can hover a mouse and view the size of individual folders but I'm culling a music directory with over 15,000 artist folders in it and I want to see which ones have massive discographies and which ones contain just a few songs. Repetitive and menial tasks like hovering 15000 times is the reason we made automated computers Is there any way in Win 8 to do this or do I have to wait for the software to catch up?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bable, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    File Explorer in Windows 8 has this option built-in to it. OPTION ONE in the the tutorial below can help show youmore on how to.

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8, Chrome, Ubuntu, Arch


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Bable, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    File Explorer in Windows 8 has this option built-in to it. OPTION ONE in the the tutorial below can help show youmore on how to.

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Hey Shawn, thanks for the uber fast answer! Unfortunately I tried that but once I had it list the folders by size it just displayed the size of the root directory(so the size of my music folder was listed by each folder, not the size of "Modest Mouse" or "White Stripes").

    Click image for larger version

    That's what it keeps giving me for "Total Size"("total file size" and "size" didn't list anything), which is the total size of the library listed next to each folder, not the folders within the current directory.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Bable,

    You might also see how the free program below as an alternative to File Explorer may work for you for sorting these.

    FreeCommander - freeware file manager
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to sort folders by size?
Related Threads
File size refresh in folders in General Support
Hi, When i close the command to end the recording, the file size shows but only then. Can anyone tell me how to fix this please so that it shows how big the file is when i refresh the folder? thanks
Sort&Group folders for upload in General Support
I am not always good at describing things so please bear with me and try to understand what I'm trying to ask, because I will probably make it sound different than what I mean. I know when just opening Windows Explorer how to sort & group files and folders, that part is easy. My question...
How to Reset Browse For Folders type Dialog Boxes to Default Size in Windows By default, the top border of "Browse For Folders" type dialog boxes open centered on your display screen. If you manually drag the borders of a "Browse For Folders" type dialog box to resize it to how you like,...
In my pictures folder, as well as all other folders that I have checked, the option to change the icon size larger or smaller is grayed out. Solutions I have found use the options to change settings, however, my options are also grayed out so I can't. Refer to my attachment for a view of my...
Hello guys, i have Windows 8 since Three or Four Weeks Ago and 5 minutes ago a question has come to my head: How can i hide this.. Menu Bar? Example: http://i.imgur.com/Ex8lvDH.png I really want to hide it because ruins the Appearance of the OS Sorry my bad english, Thanks for read and...
Hi guys, I would like to sort the files in a particular folder by, say, date modified, but NOT have this setting applied to other folders in my computer. For example, I would want the files in the other folders to be sorted by name. However, I can't seem to be able to do this in Windows 8 -...
I much prefer the "list view" in my folders but I don't see way to add "columns" to list view. The only folder view showing these sort tabs is "details" view. Can anything be done about this? Thanks
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook