How to View Folder Size in macOS Sierra Finder’s List View

Frankly speaking, I was more impressed with macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016 than iOS 10. A number of standout features including Auto Unlock, Apple Pay via Safari, Siri have immensely enhanced the user experience of macOS.

One of my favorite macOS Sierra features is the finder’s list view which allows you to view the files and folders within the Finder. Another important thing that makes it so important is that it offers a lot of information via columns which you can sort out as per your need.

There is a handy feature in the list view- “Size” column, which shows how big a particular photo is. Hence, you don’t need to perform a Get Info command to check out the size of any folders contained within the Finder’s list view anymore.

However, it doesn’t show the cumulative size of any folder by default. Nevertheless, you have the option to change that. There is a simple way to let you view the sizes of the folders right from within the Finder. Let’s cross over to check out!

How to View the Size of Folders within the Finder’s List View on Mac Running macOS Sierra

Step #1. Open Finder on your Mac.

Step #2. In the menu bar, you need to select View and then click as List.

Click on List View in Finder on Mac

Step #3. In the menu bar, select View again.

Step #4. Next up, you will have to click on Show View Options.

Click on Show View Options in Finder on Mac

Step #5. Finally, you need to check the box next to Calculate all sizes.

Click on Calculate All Sizes in Finder on Mac

That’s it! Now, you will see the size of specific folders in place of the double dash.

There are several all new features in the latest macOS that have won me over. Personally, I had been waiting for iOS-style Siri as well as Picture-in-Picture to make the most of my Mac. Fortunately, Apple fulfilled my wish.

Which is your favorite feature in macOS Sierra? Has it been able to impress you? Shoot your comments in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.