Viewing the size of multiple files? (like on windows?)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by felixen, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    If I have a bunch of files and I want to see the combined size of these files, on windows I would simply mark each file, right click one of them and hit properties. If I do that on my new mac mini and then hit More Info or whatever it says, then it just opens the info window for each file - it doesnt give me one where it says the combined amount of files, size and such.

    Is it possible to do this somehow?
     
  2. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    ya id love to know dis too

    answer please
     
  3. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    In the view options pane you can select a 'calculate all sizes' option.

    This will basically show the combined size of all files in a folder when in list view. Not exactly what you are looking for but the only method i know of.

    Or you could just use path finder.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    how about you go to the desktop, then deselect everything, and go to the View Menu, then Show View Options. When the next window opens select Show Item Info.

    This will show you the size of your HD, and Free space, as well as other info, like sizes of folders, the number of items in a folder, etc.
     
  6. Wormy23 macrumors member

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    Thanks swiftaw! Actually, it's Option+CMD+i. I've been looking for the shortcut to do this for a while now.. THANKS! :D
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I meant Cmd, just a typo. I corrected my earlier post.
     
  8. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I am almost done switching from my HP laptop to my MacBook. One of the things I foudn useful is to move all files into folder then Use the Apple Command I keys and it will tell you the total size of all the files.


    Maybe not the answer your looking for but another simple method of doing this.


    Wicked1:cool:
     

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