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Totals On Selected Files

Thursday, August 9th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Windows Explorer

Donald from LA writes:

Windows Explorer in XP had a line at the bottom of the display that (for the lack of the proper name) I will call the”information bar”. This area showed me how many files I had selected in a folder and the total combined size of the total number of files. Is there such information available through windows explorer in Windows 7 home premium 64 bit?

Good news, Donald – Windows 7 has a very similar feature which will let you see the total number of files selected and the size of those files.

Begin by clicking on Start, then Computer.

Navigate to the folder you want to select files from by selecting a drive then the directory you want. Once the folder is open, click and drag the mouse over the files you wish to select. Release the mouse button once you’ve selected all the files.

Now, look at the bottom of the window and you will see the number of files you’ve selected, the total size – along with other information (such as date modified, etc.), and any other info Windows can detect about the file. What information is displayed will depend on the type of file selected.



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2 Responses to “Totals On Selected Files”

  1. Valerie Bliss says:

    The above is a great tip but older versions of Windows used to display the total size of folders – not just files – (made it easier to calculate what I could burn onto a CD/DVD).

    If there a way to add that feature back into Windows 7? At present, I have to right click each folder, and access properties to determine size.

  2. Donald Hebrt says:

    Thank you for the reply to my question. I tried your solution but for some reason it does not work on my laptop comuter. It seems I can not drag to highlight the files I want. Have you any other suggestions.

    Donald Hebert

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