How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder

How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder

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These are instructions on how to get Mac OS X Finder to display the size of your folders. This is especially useful if you are trying to free up space on your drive and want to determine which files and folders are largest.

Step One
Launch a new Finder window by clicking the Finder icon in your dock
How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder

Step Two
Select Show View Options from the View menu at the top of your screen.
How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder

Step Three
Check the Calculate all sizes box.
How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X FinderHow to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder

Step Four
Notice that Finder will now begin to calculate the size of your folders. This may take some time depending on the size of your folders. You can now sort by size and actually see which folders are taking up the most space.
How to Display Folder Size in Mac OS X Finder
erdem - June 29, 2016 at 12:48am
useful tip
Surferride - May 1, 2015 at 1:06pm
Hi there, I am using Mavericks but for some reason the folder size of all folders are not showing I just see "--". Do you know what could it be? Thanks and regards.
Phil - June 29, 2014 at 2:18am
Great tip! Thank you very much.
Xamikaze330 - May 14, 2014 at 7:28pm
How do I apply this to all folders?
Giel - November 1, 2015 at 9:00pm
Click the button "use as default"
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