Mac tip – showing folder sizes

By default, in the Mac finder you can see the size of individual files but not folders (unless you click on “get info” for each one.

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However it’s easy to set the option to see the folder size. Just go Finder, View, Show View Options, and select the “calculate all sizes” box.

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Bear in mind that the reason this is deselected by default is that performance may become slightly degraded when it’s switched on. Personally I see no difference but bear it in mind.

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