Show folder size

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hiphusk
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Show folder size

Post by hiphusk » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:54 am

Right now I estimate the folder size based on sorting by path, but It would be great if there is an option to view folder size

void
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Re: Show folder size

Post by void » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:01 am

To enable folder sizes:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index folder size.
  • Click OK.
Note: Enabling folder size requires an additional 8 bytes of memory for each folder.
Note: Enabling folder size indexing can slightly reduce the performance of Everything.

hiphusk
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Re: Show folder size

Post by hiphusk » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:29 am

I haven't noticed that, Thank you

Stamimail
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Re: Show folder size

Post by Stamimail » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:16 pm

void wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:01 am
Note: Enabling folder size requires an additional 8 bytes of memory for each folder.
Note: Enabling folder size indexing can slightly reduce the performance of Everything.
Hi..
What about having this feature "by demand" - to enable it only when the user needs it.
Maybe to use the -instance to create Temporary index and/or making the switch between index files more easyily.
I couldn't find in Bookmarks (Ctrl+D) an option to load a preferred index file.

void
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Re: Show folder size

Post by void » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:48 am

Hi Stamimail,

I have a column "Total size" which will do this for Everything 1.5.
It will gather and calculate the folder size from disk (not from the index, so if you are excluding files this will show the true folder size)
It is a little slow, but useful enough when working with a couple hundred folders, on an SSD it's very fast.

The memory usage requirements for indexing folder sizes is very small, 1 million folders would only be 8MB.
Maintaining folder sizes can be expensive in Everything 1.4, I hope to improve this for Everything 1.5 and consider enabling folder size indexing by default.

I'll consider adding an option to calculate folder sizes when demanded (rather than indexing and maintaining them)

malis2007
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Re: Show folder size

Post by malis2007 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:30 pm

how to show folder sizes in status bar? :/
file sizes do appear, but folder sizes don't (supposed area becomes empty)
it will be helpful when selecting multiple folders to know their collective size :)

i found a temporary solution by enabling the: show selected item in status bar

Thanks again for this great software :)

Stamimail
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Re: Show folder size

Post by Stamimail » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 pm

Options > View > Show size in status bar
should solve this

malis2007
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Re: Show folder size

Post by malis2007 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Stamimail wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Options > View > Show size in status bar
should solve this
tried it and it didn't work for me :/
supposed area in status bar turns empty

void
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Re: Show folder size

Post by void » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:28 am

Everything does not include folder sizes in the status bar, only the total file size is shown.

Showing folder sizes would result in duplicated files being counted. Removing duplicated files would be too expensive.
I'll consider an option to show folder sizes when it's obvious folder sizes will not overlap, or when there are only a few results it might be feasible to calculate the correct total folder size.

Stamimail
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Re: Show folder size

Post by Stamimail » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:27 pm

Maybe properties (Alt+Enter) can help here.
Only that I'm not sure it works well in Everything like in Explorer.

hansolocambo
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Re: Show folder size

Post by hansolocambo » Fri May 24, 2019 11:10 am

Amazing void. I didn't know that was possible. Using Dopus all the time, this folder size missing was really inconvenient. So glad to see it actually exist already :D

nashev
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Re: Show folder size

Post by nashev » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:34 am

void wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:28 am
Everything does not include folder sizes in the status bar, only the total file size is shown.

Showing folder sizes would result in duplicated files being counted. Removing duplicated files would be too expensive.
I'll consider an option to show folder sizes when it's obvious folder sizes will not overlap, or when there are only a few results it might be feasible to calculate the correct total folder size.
Please add an optional total selected item size summa showing, regardless if it has duplicates. It can be also disabled by default, and properly described in settings UI. It will be very, VERY useful if selections have not cross-duplicates and not too dangerous if they have.

void
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Re: Show folder size

Post by void » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:58 am

I've added an ini option include_selected_folder_size_in_statusbar for the next major version of Everything.
It's disabled by default for now. I can see it being useful, so I may enable it by default before release..
When enabled, the total selected size will include selected folder sizes.
The total size shown will not include folder sizes (when there is no selection)

Thanks for the suggestion.

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