View file size information in Windows Explorer folder tips

The Windows Explorer is an integral part of their daily work. But there are extremely many setting options that are simply too difficult for many users to understand. In this article we would like to show how you can display the entire folder size or file size information in the folder displays , which are also called folder tips .

If, for example, you put a folder on the desktop and simply move your mouse over this folder, the ” creation date ” of the folder will be displayed. This is how you see it in the following illustration of a folder on our desktop.

Windows Explorer display without file size information

It would also be nice if you could see the total size of the folder or the size of individual files . And maybe also information about the files that are stored in this folder. In the following illustration you can see how the folder tip contains the total size of the folder.

Windows Explorer display with file size information

The appropriate option, which you have to activate for this, is in the Explorer settings . Simply in Windows Explorer in the tab


click on the “ Options ”. In the following illustration we have marked it accordingly.

Enable Windows Explorer file size information

There you will find the necessary Explorer setting , which is called as follows.

View file size information in folder tips

If you activate this option and accept the changes, these changes will also become active immediately. This option is certainly very useful in everyday work and should usually always be activated.

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