Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


How large

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 bartbarney


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:04:17 AM

Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:44 PM

I have Win 98 se which was bought in June 2000. I want to backup 'My Documents' to a cd-rw which has 533MB capacity. How can I find out how large is 'My Docs'?
I went into Windows Explorer & clicked on View & something else; this gave me the size of all the individual files but no total.

Thanks for any info


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Scarlett


    Bleeping Diva

  • Members
  • 7,479 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:As always I'm beside myself ;)
  • Local time:04:17 AM

Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:56 PM

I've removed my post. I feel that Herk's advice covers the topic more clearly.

Edited by scarlett, 16 March 2005 - 11:07 PM.

Posted Image

#3 Herk


  • Members
  • 1,609 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:S.E. Idaho, USA
  • Local time:05:17 AM

Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:57 PM

Open Search (Windows Key + F) and type in My Documents

You can stop the search as soon as it finds C: My Documents

Right-click on the entry and choose Properties and read the file size in the resultant box.

And you can always open up Windows Explorer (Windows Key + E) and make a new folder and call it whatever you want, then move some of the files to it if you have too many.

#4 acklan


    Bleepin' cat's meow

  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 16 March 2005 - 11:43 PM

Right click on the folder and select properties . It will show the total size of the folder and it's contents .
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users