How to view total size of items deleted in recycle bin?
I'm using windows 7 home premium. In recycle bin I can see the folders and sizes of individual folders in detail view. But when I select more than two folders I cannot see the combined folder or file size of both. The preview pane is useless as it does
not show the size of recycle bin items, just the size of currently selected item in the bin.
Is there a way to view total size of multiple selected items in recycle bin?
Also in XP, hovering over the recycle bin used to give the size in tool-tip. The recycle bin in 7 does show anything like that.
Recycle bin in 7 is not as good as that in XP. It's seems to have gone a couple of steps backwards in evolution stage instead of moving forward.
Another advanced way to view the total size of all items in the Recycle Bin...
1 - In Folder Options, turn on the display of hidden files and folders as well as protected operating system files.
2 - Browse to your C: drive, open the $Recycle.Bin folder, and then right-click and choose properties of the Recycle Bin icon you see.
This will show the total size.
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@Shawn, that's great, thanks :)
@Swathi, thanks for that method too.
After a few minutes, one thing I can see is the methods above work partially only. I can see individual disk usage if I click on each drives recycle bin folder. Disk cleanup takes time, and shows sizes like what the individual recycle bins show. If I double-click
the individual recycle folder I end up in the main recycle bin which lacks functionality. So again I just cannot select just two or three folders to see how much size they take in the bin.
It would have been good if MS would save us people trouble to go to all these lengths and just implement the functionality the XP recycle bin had. How difficult it would be to copy old code into the new version anyways?
That helps. But.... how annoying. I just want to click once in my Explorer and look over to the right to see how much space I'm going to free up in my drive in one fell swoop. Kind of gives me a thrill to do so.
Ugh. I've had to do so many workarounds with Windows 7.
http://connect.microsoft.com seems to be strictly for developers. None of the MS tools they claim to be taking suggestions for looks familiar to me. When I search for "Windows
7" or "PowerPoint" or "Excel", I get nothing recognizable.
Is there a similar feedback site dedicated to the user (not developer) community?
So what you're telling us that we paid for crappy OS ?, Non functional, not properly working, offering LESS than previous versions. Holy ****, this is pure illegal, Microsoft NEW they will deliver this, NOT fixing it... we were all mislead by them, they
took money for non-functional product.