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How to sort folders by size?


bable

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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 :D Is there any way in Win 8 to do this or do I have to wait for the software to catch up?
 

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bable

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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.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9743-sort-group-arrange-items-windows-8-file-explorer.html

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").

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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.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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