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Folder Size for Windows 2.4

Posted on Wednesday, November 21 2007 @ 20:48:07 CET by

Folder Size for Windows adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer. The new column shows not only the size of files, but also the size of folders. It keeps track of which folders you view, and scans them in the background so you can see complete size of all files within the folder. It's very useful for cleaning up your disk. Once you get used to having that information available, a directory listing simply looks incomplete without it!

Finally, 2.4 is ready for download. Check the changelog or the source code for new features and fixes. One much requested new feature is disabling drive types. Now you can disable folder size for your network drives. Or disable it for your USB drive if it's not unmounting properly. But you might as well leave them all on, because it uses less memory now. If you could look what is in all the memory it's using, it would be mostly strings of paths. These are now all relative paths instead of absolute paths. It's still storing every relative path twice, so it could be cut down quite a bit more.

Finally you can download a 64-bit version! I've had it working for a while, but wanted to finish other changes before making install packages. It's kind of a pain to manually make installers, and make sure I haven't screwed up anything in the code. After I posted the 64-bit version, the next day I noticed that I posted the wrong file, that had a bug with logging into network drives. I updated the file without changing it in any other way, which is not a nice thing to do according to the MSI rules, but I didn't want to update all those files too. Hopefully no one will notice. It will be interesting to see which package is more popular!

I don't know if there will be a Vista version. An Ubuntu version is looking more likely.

Version 2.4
  • Added support for XP x64. All components recompiled for the x64 architecture.
  • Added drive type disabling. Disable folder sizes for 4 drive types: local (hard drive), removable (USB), network, CD/DVD.
  • Added Polish and Catalan translations.
  • Reduced memory usage by not storing full path strings for every folder node. Slight CPU increase for significant memory savings should be an overall win.
  • More efficient registry reading for user options.
  • Upgraded compiler to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Minor optimizations with path parsing and service communication.
  • Fixed folder sizes not updating correctly when moving folders.
  • Fixed German translation.

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