If you are using Windows 11 or 10, you notice that there is no detail available on-screen about that folder except its name. If you want to know the size of your folder, then you have to right-click on it and go to properties. The process is very time consuming if you want to check the size of multiple folders. In this article, we will share how you can check folder size in Windows 11.
How to Show folder size in Windows Explorer
A simple Windows Explorer trick can show you how much space is used by a folder, or even file, in Windows 11. The buttons for Show size, list size, and size history are located within File Explorer’s View menu.
Let’s start with the first method.
Check folder size in File Explorer
If you want to check folder size for any particular folder then follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the file explorer with the Windows + E key on your keyboard.
Step 2: Navigate to the directory where that folder is saved.
Step 3: Right-click on the folder and then choose Properties.
Step 4: In properties, you can check every detail about that folder, including folder size and items.
Check folder size using mouse hover
You can also check folder size with just a mouse. All you have to do is. go to the folder directory on your system and then hover the mouse cursor on that folder.
You will see a small info box with all the folder details like size and files.
You can also sort items according to size so that you will know the largest file on your system.