newbie: Why do Dirs never show size?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ArthurDaley, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. ArthurDaley macrumors regular

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    #1
    Must be a lame question but I don't know answer.

    Directories in Finder never show their size and if you do Get Info it still does not show size? Confused...
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If I do Get Info mine do. You may have to wait a little: the size is calculated on demand so the more items, the more time taken.
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps the arrow needs to be clicked on the General section. Here is a screen grab of an info display of a folder.
     

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  4. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    I've taken a closer look.

    In Finder it always just shows "--" for size (in the size column). Ditto in Forklift. If I do Get Info in ForkLift "--" remains but in Finder it does show the size.

    It really sucks not seeing the size without doing "Get Info". I really need the size column to populate so I can sort folders on size etc.

    The only dirs that show size without doing Get Info are <1 meg :(
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Go to Finder>View Menu>View Options>Calculate all sizes.
     
  6. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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    yay! that fixed it. that had me stumped from day one LOL.
     

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