misc question

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

  1. liquidxray macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2004
    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


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    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

    Dec 7, 2004
    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


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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