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.
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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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