3 Ways to Check Folder Size on Mac

There might be different reasons behind trying to know the size of a folder on your Mac. You might be wanting to learn about it to empty some space on your Mac or before sharing it through mail or AirDrop. Whatever the reason is, if you are wondering how to check folder size on Mac, you’re at the right place. There are three different ways to view the same. Let’s have a look at each of them.

How to View the Size of Folder within Finder’s List View

  1. Open Finder and click on View in the menu bar.
  2. From the drop-down list, select ‘as List‘.Click on View and Choose as List in Finder on Mac
  3. Next, in the same menu bar, click on View.
  4. Select ‘Show View Options‘.Click on View and Select Show view Options in Mac Finder
  5. From the drop-down and check on the ‘Size‘ and ‘Calculate all size‘ box.
    Enable Size and Calculate All Size on Mac

Check Folder Size on Mac Using Get Info Option

The option allows you to check folder size with ease. You can do it in two different ways.

  1. First is selecting a folder and press Command+I to open the ‘Get Info’ Panel directly.Select Folder in Finder on Mac
    Get Info Panel for the Folder Open
  2. The second is to press control-click on a folder and select Get Info from the File.Click on File and Select Get Info on Mac

Use Show Preview Option to Check Folder Size on Mac

To Access this option, open the finder window and select the folder for which you want to check the size. Then click on ‘View‘ in the menu bar and select the option of Show Preview. There’s also a shortcut key to perform this action; Once you select a folder in the Finder window, press ‘Shift+Command+P‘.

Press Command Shift P in Mac Keyboard

Signing off

The ways mentioned above can help you view your folders’ size with a blink of an eye. This can be a great help, especially when you have to share it through mail or AirDrop. I hope that these ways help you to check your file size. In case there’s anything else you want to know, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com 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.