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Re: folder sizes and finding empty folders

How can I check the size of each single folder or few files together?

Michał
Collaborator | Level 9
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Hi All, Is there any way how to check size of the folder or even several selected files together via web browser?

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CaptSteel
Helpful | Level 6
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Thank you, Walter.  That resolves the issue.  I wondered why I didn't see a Size field, but after your message I looked more closely and found the hidden dropdown at the right side of the visible field headers, enabled Size, and now I am able to Calculate Size.

 

Thanks!

Walter
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No biggie @CaptSteel - I'm just glad I could help.

 

See you around the Community and take care!


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TERRACE_87
Collaborator | Level 9
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I get an error:

 

Screenshot 2023-03-26 151125.png

This is a large folder, has over 3,000 files/folders inside it.

Behavioral C
New member | Level 2
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I do not have a size column

Behavioral C
New member | Level 2
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There is no option to calculate size when I do this

Nancy
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@Behavioral C, are you seeing the Modified header perhaps? If yes, please hover over it and an arrow should appear; click on it and you can select the Size option from the menu. 

 

In case you're still having trouble with this, feel free to upload a screenshot of what you're seeing instead (while hiding your filenames).


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tomcalwriter
Explorer | Level 3
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I see the total storage is shown in the basic dropbox that I have.  But I wanted to see the size of each file I have on Dropbox.  Maybe I'm wrong but I thought in the past you could see this.  I can't seem to find how to do this now.

 

Also, is there no live chat or phone support for Basic subscriptions? If there is, I can't find it.

Rich
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@tomcalwriter wrote:

I wanted to see the size of each file I have on Dropbox.  Maybe I'm wrong but I thought in the past you could see this.


You can change one of the column headers to show Size.

 

https://help.dropbox.com/storage-space/file-size

 


Also, is there no live chat or phone support for Basic subscriptions?

No, there isn't. Basic (free) accounts are limited to the self-help options that are available, including the chat bot, help center articles or asking a question on this Community.

mkm
Explorer | Level 4

It is actually possible to calculate all folder sizes!  You need to "Calculate Size" on the PARENT folder.  So if you want to sort by folder size within a folder:

 

1) navigate back in the folder structure, to one folder level above

2) select the parent folder containing all the folders you want to sort by size

3) select "Calculate Size" on that parent folder

4) navigate into that folder, and voila – all sizes should be visible

5) sort by size in the dropdown

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