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
- Check Folder Size on Mac Using Get Info Option
- Use Show Preview Option to Check Folder Size on Mac
How to View the Size of Folder within Finder’s List View
- Open Finder and click on View in the menu bar.
- From the drop-down list, select ‘as List‘.
- Next, in the same menu bar, click on View.
- Select ‘Show View Options‘.
- From the drop-down and check on the ‘Size‘ and ‘Calculate all size‘ box.
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.
- First is selecting a folder and press Command+I to open the ‘Get Info’ Panel directly.
- The second is to press control-click on a folder and select Get Info from the File.
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‘.
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 around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.