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See folder size

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See folder size

Hi is it possible to put the folder size on the web view? I know OneDrive has it and it comes in handy at the best of times.

Cheers

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Level 1

(idea) Seeing the size of a particular file or folder

I couldn't find a more suitable place or category for putting ideas, so I guess doing it here is the best option.

Let's say you're out of space for your dropbox. You want to remove as much unused or unneeded data as you can, and you likely want to start by removing the largest files or folders first. But currently, you cannot see the size of a specific file or folder, but only the total space occupied by your files. So being able to see its size would be helpful, right?

Level 1

Re: (idea) Seeing the size of a particular file or folder

I agree.
Stop making things difficult, dropbox.

Level 1

Re: (idea) Seeing the size of a particular file or folder

Same as Tyler J. I agree. Much needed feature along with a UI upgrade.

Super User II

Re: See folder size

No :(


 


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viewing folder properties - size and number of files?

Could you please let me know how to view folder properties (size of files AND number of file)? This data will allow me to monitor whether all files have been successfully uploaded onto dropbox. I see that other people have asked similar questions. I will await an answer to this before uploading more files (and buying more storage).

Any advice/guidance is very much appreciated.

kind Regards

John

Super User II

Re: viewing folder properties - size and number of files?

If you're referring to on the website, you can't. On your computer, just right-click the folder and view its properties.


Level 1

Re: viewing folder properties - size and number of files?

Thanks for the feedback Rick. That's a shame. After uploading large quantities of files, it would be helpful to be able to compare the data on PC with Dropbox Cloud. Otherwise, is any other way of assessing whether all files have been successfully uploaded/copied from computer to cloud?

Kind Regards

John

Super User II

Re: viewing folder properties - size and number of files?

is any other way of assessing whether all files have been successfully uploaded/copied from computer to cloud?

That's what the status overlays are for.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/406


Level 3

Re: viewing folder properties - size and number of files?

The green check is very nice. However, I equate that to one of my students telling me he answered all of the questions and did so correctly. How foolish would it be for me to accept him at his word and give him a green check?

Back to Dropbox, I would love to trust DropBox's green check and I would consider it sufficient to know how many files and how many bytes are actually in the DB cloud before I accept the green check with blind faith.

One has to wonder why does DB not provide this information?

I would be interested to know the technological obstacle to providing this information.

Jim

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