Display File Size in Bytes on Windows Explorer


Is there any way that I can display the File Size within the Windows Explorer in Bytes (instead of KB, GB, etc.)?

I have looked all over the internet for this but I couldn't find any answer that would not require me to buy yet another piece of software. And I really can't believe it that MS doesn't have this somewhere buried within some Registry key or something.

Any help would be appreciated.




This cannot be changed. Windows Explorer will display the size column in the smallest unit, “KB” for simplicity. If you select your file and view the details pane, you will see the file in its true form, whether it’s MB or GB.

There are third party programs that are able to do what you are asking, but unfortunately, I do not think it would come for free.

Using Third Party Software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support

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Last updated December 13, 2020 Views 53,511 Applies to: