Re: Show folder sizes in My Computer
I don't know how you can get their size individually, but you can see how
many you have by starting a restore operation, when it will give you a list
of how many you have, and their dates.
If you have an oem system that came without disks, there is likely about 10
GB in an inaccessible partition for purpose of restoring the system to
original state. The software on the system will let you make a recovery CD
that accesses this partition. You can see your partitions in Disk Manager,
available by right clicking "Computer" and selecting "Manage"
It takes some getting used to, but a good bit of Vista is designed to
protect us from ourselves. It's not like Win98SE days when you could mess up
anything you liked. Some just can't make the transition, but I have come to
like Vista a great deal.
"Peter_au" <Peterau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Donald - yeah, have those checked thanks. Nothing in the Recycle Bin
> Wandering - Could well be the culprits. 12% of 500GB HDD...that's the
> missing 60GB.
> Any idea as to why they're not shown anywhere?
> No big deal, just me being predantic & a bit of a control freak. Don't
> not being able to see used HDD space.
> "Wandering" wrote:
>> It is likely that the space is being used by shadow copies and restore
>> points. Vista will use up to 12% for restore points alone before starting
>> replace oldest ones with newer ones. You can use the advanced properties
>> Disk Cleanup to clear these if you are CERTAIN you don't need them.
>> "Peter_au" <Peterau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Is there a way of doing this in My Computer &/or Windows Explorer?
>> > Windows has always shown file sizes, but NOT FOLDER SIZES unles you
>> > right
>> > click for the pop out menu, then click Properties.
>> > This is too time consuming for me.
>> > All I want to do is find which folders are using up so much HDD space
>> > so I
>> > can then go in & delete the culprit files.
>> > If Windows won't allow this simple request, is there some 3rd Party
>> > Utility
>> > available?
>> > Thanks for any help
>> > Peter