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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by liquidxray, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. liquidxray macrumors newbie

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    #1
    this might be a stupid question for you vet. mac user

    but how come certain files in my FINDER don't have the disk size
    it only has a -
    does that mean its a shortcut or somethin ?
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

    HexMonkey

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    #2
    By default, Finder doesn't calculate the sizes of aliases/symbolic links, folders and bundles (which are basically folders in disguise, such as applications). However you can set it to show them all as follows (although this can slow things down a bit):
    1. In Finder, open a new window
    2. Choose "Show View Options" from the View menu
    3. At the top, select "All windows"
    4. Check "Calculate all sizes" at the bottom
     
  3. liquidxray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    thanx a lot

    how do you check the file size one file then ?
    like in PC you click properties
    sorry for all the noob questions
     
  4. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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