OS X :: Calculating Multiple Files Size In Finder?

Sep 3, 2009

This is one of the things I haven't figured out how to do yet on my mac. I miss this feature which was so easy in windows. Select multiple files and click properties and you get a file size count. If you do the same thing on a mac you get a number open for each file. If you need a cumulative total quickly its a pain in the butt to add each file.

What am I missing here?

Also, any way to display file size at the bottom of a finder window? When you click a file, it says "1 of X selected" and the amount of hard drive space free which is cool, but file size at the bottom would be nice to have.

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IMac :: Viewing Combined Size Of Multiple Files?

Apr 21, 2009

If I have a bunch of files and I want to see the combined size of these files, on windows I would simply mark each file, right click one of them and hit properties. If I do that on my new mac mini and then hit More Info or whatever it says, then it just opens the info window for each file - it doesn't give me one where it says the combined amount of files, size and such. Is it possible to do this somehow?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Using Shift Key To Select Multiple Files In Finder?

Feb 2, 2012

For some reason in the default view (icon) in Finder I can't select multiple files when I click one, hold down the shift key and click a file farther down in the list.In Windows this would select all the files between the first and the second including both. In OSX 10.7.3 it only selects the first file and the second file as if I held down the Command key.

One of my friends who uses 10.6.x says it works as expected on his machine --- any idea what my issue might be? It's not because of the recent update since it did the same thing in 10.7.2 (not sure if it did it on the default 10.7.0 install my iMac came with as I updated before I used it for the first time).

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Use Finder To Modify Details In Multiple Files

May 30, 2012

I am new to the mac (OS10.7.4) having recently transitioned from Windows (and go way back to CPM - for those that remember). I am trying to achieve through finder what I can do in windows explorer by selecting multiple files, selecting properties and then selecting (and then modifying) details. I tried the similar thing on Finder using Get Info instead of Properties but only ended up with multiple windows, one for each file selected (and had to close each one individually! ).

Tried 'option-command-I' on multiple selected files, it worked, but the common tags that I wanted to alter where not available for editing. I can simply achieve the outcome I want by cutting and pasting the files to a usb stick, making the modifications on the windows machine and pasting them back on the mac. This should be a simple basic operating system function regardless of platform - how to find/achieve it!

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Delete Multiple Files At A Time From Finder

Jun 2, 2014

I can't possible delete the thousands of junk files that showed up in Finder once I downloaded Maverick.  I can't delete more than one at a time now.  Why won't the highlighting stay in place on more than one file that I want to delete?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X :: Finder Won't Display Folder Size In Size Column Or Info Window?

Feb 5, 2010

Normally, the Finder window will display a folder's size in the Size column. However, I have one folder which shows as "Zero KB" in the Size column. When I open the General Info window, the Size reads as "Zero KB on disk (Zero bytes) for 0 items."

In order to get the folder size I have to go into the folder, select all folders, then with either the Summary Info or Inspector window, it'll show the folder size ("185.32 GB on disk").

Why is this occurring in only this folder? Is it because it's a large folder?

I'm running Snow Lep 10.6.2. The folder is on an external drive in FAT32 format.

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Applications :: Won't Work With XSlimmer / Current Size In App Different From Finder Size

May 22, 2010

I purchased Xslimmer recently,and I've just notice a big issue. In Xslimmer, it says the current size of the app is say 20 mb, but Finder says it is 50 mb. Same thing after I slim it. I checked on a different computer, and it said the same thing. Could someone check the filesize of Mail.app in Finder (mine was 77.4 mb), and the current size in XSlimmer (said it was 25.5mb).

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OS X Mavericks :: App Size In System Information Not Same As App Size In Finder?

Jun 4, 2014

As you can see from the image above, finder is showing that apps are taking up nearly 30 GB, nearly 25 GB less than system information. What is causing this or which one is the actual size of the apps. It's not as if I'm runing out of space , I'm just a bit curious.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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OS X :: Won't Show Size Of Data Instead Of Size Of Files

Nov 14, 2010

All my smaller files show up as 4kb in finder. I know this is because on HFS+ that is the minimum allocation for a file, but it really doesn't help when trying to get a sense of how large files are when you're thinking of deploying them to the web, or glancing to see which are longer/which have been changed etc. is there any way to set Finder to display the size of files based on how much data is in them.

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MacBook Pro :: Merge Multiple Files And Multiple File Types Into A Single PDF?

Jun 20, 2012

Can I merge multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro?, Can I merger multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro? 

I need to combine word docs, .jpgs, .PDFs, .pptx files from multiple sources into a single PDF.  In the past I've used software such as Nuance but I'm wondering if there's something in the MacBook Pro OS or applications that support this function. 

Mac Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X :: Getting Size Of Multiple Items?

Jun 4, 2009

I was just wondering if there were any shortcuts (or anything) to get the size of a selection (in finder) of items in totality (not the individual size of each item). I have a folder with like 20 folders and 100 files, I want the size of the 100 files, I can select them all, but if I hit apple + I it will give me 100 info windows. Any way to get 1 info window with the total size? I can run the disk usage command with regex matching from the terminal, but that only goes so far if the file names are vastly different.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Automator Workflow To TAR Multiple Files In A Single Directory Into Multiple TAR Archives In Succession?

Jun 12, 2012

I have set up an automator service that TAR's a folder into an archive for me and it works quite nicely. Idealy however, I would like to be able to highlight several folders, right click and have automator tar each folder into it's own TAR archive, but do it one by one.  


I'm not 100% sure so I guess it would be a good time to verify, is there a problem with having the system try to TAR multiple folders at one time? If it is not a problem then I guess this discussion itself is pointless and I can simple right click on each folder and select "TAR Folder" and just wait until they're all finished. I would think that it would be ideal for the system to do each one individually and not try to do them all at one time. 

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OS X :: Wallpaper Size To Use For Multiple Resolutions?

Oct 9, 2010

My current set up involves my 13" MacBook Pro (1280x800 res screen) hooked up to my external 1920x1080 24" monitor. I love using desktop wallpapers, but am trying to figure out a unified resolution that would match both screen resolutions since I frequently unhook my MacBook Pro and use it without the main monitor attached. I also dual-boot with Windows 7 so I have a shared partition that I have the wallpapers in. I thought I could disconnect the MacBook Pro and have a separate wallpaper for it in OS X; however, since I use it with the lid closed, when I did that, the wallpaper I had on my main monitor was used on my MacBook Pro's screen. For those of you who have a similar set up, what resolution wallpaper do you use that works without adjustment on both 1080p and 1280x800 resolutions? 1900x1200?

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OS X :: Possible To Highlight Multiple And Get Collective File Size?

Aug 9, 2010

Still getting acquainted with MacOS X here, so bare with me. Is it possible to highlight multiple files and get the collective file size? As a Windows user, I would have thought highlighting the files and select "get info" would have done the trick, but instead it opened up a series of individual windows for each files. And btw, is there a faster way to close all 40 opened info windows at once?

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OS X :: Size Of File On Finder?

Jan 2, 2011

When I open a file in finder, it shows me how big the file is. Great.

When I search for a file, the size of the file � how big the file is � is not shown.

I would very much like to see the size of the file when searching for a file.

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OS X :: Finder Does Not Keep Default Window Size

Sep 28, 2009

Recently, Finder windows have not been keeping there default size. For example, I have to extend the Finder window size every time when opening the Finder.

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OS X :: Won't Change Default Finder Window Size

Feb 22, 2007

How can I change the default window size of the Finder window? When I expland the box, finish doing my business and close it and then reopen a new finder window (after restarting my computer for example the window goes back to the original size). Other windows like safari, mail etc...they all remember the size i left them as but I Finder can't seem to do it Is there a way to fix this problem?

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OS X :: Won't Work With Default Finder Window Size

Mar 24, 2008

I've been searching Google for a solution to this - I like all my Finder windows to be the same size, no matter what folder it is. Keeps everything looking universal. Nothing annoys me more than having to keep resizing bloody windows, because the default size has horizontal and vertical scroll bars! I like my Finder window to accommodate 5 folders horizontally.

I've been looking into Terminal commands to see if there is anything in there that would allow me to change the default dimensions, but found nothing.

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OS X :: How To Adjust The Size Of Windows Finder Opens

Jul 7, 2008

When I open Finder , the window is often too narrow to view all my icons and i have to either resize and realign the icons or use my scroll wheel to find a file. I would like to be able to set a default size so the windows open wider than the preset. How do i do that.

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OS X :: How To Change Finder Default Window Size

Mar 12, 2009

I was wondering how do I set my finder window to open up in the same place on my screen and the same size every time? I have gone through all the settings, but every time I close finder and open it up again, it is back to the same default that I want to change?

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Applications :: File Size Not Working In Finder?

Apr 9, 2009

I have tried all of the combinations of settings I can think of. Currently I have the size column allows show up as well as having "calculate all sizes" enabled. I can always find the value I want with get info, but some of my directories and files display the size while others don't. I can't figure out any real pattern, aside from the following:

1. my non-bootable secondary hard drive doesn't display any sizes in Finder

2. sometimes sizes will be displayed for a particular set of directories and files and sometimes they won't (this is not a case of not being patient enough for the values to be calculated). The only pattern here seems to be that all files in particular directory will show file size or none.

3. sizes can not work in finder, but will show up in path finder or vice-versa.

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OS X :: Unable To Set Finder Window To Default Size

Apr 1, 2010

Anyone know how to set Finder Window to default size ? I tried looking and cannot find anything about it.

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OS X :: Unable To Search By Folder Size In Finder

May 15, 2010

I am trying to find large folders on my hard drive. My Library is rather large, over two-gigs. Yet, if I do a search for Kind-Folder and Size-is greater than-1kb I get NOTHING! Why? Because the damn Finder is measuring the size of the folder itself, not its contents!!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Get HD Size To Show Up In Finder Window

Apr 18, 2012

Disk size used to show at the bottom of the finder window in Leopard. Can't seem to make that appear in Lions.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Will Finder Not Remember The Window Size That Set It To

Jun 13, 2012

Every time I open finder I have to drag it out to the size I want it. It will not remember the size I put it at. How do I get it to remember. MBA Mid-2011 with Lion installed 10.7.4. 

If I restart it its back to a real small size again and with a 11" MBA that is small.

MacBook Air (11-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Finder issues

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OS X Yosemite :: Increasing Finder Font Size?

Dec 4, 2014

I was wondering if it was possible to increase the finder font size of the lists or columns view past the maximum allowed of 16 pt, without having to change the screen resolution. I'm using a macbook pro, late 2011.

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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OS X :: Finder: Increase Icon Size = Horizontal Scrollbars

Aug 31, 2009

How do I stop this happening? In icon view, if I increase the size of the icons, I feel they should re-arrange to fit my window size as they do in iPhoto, but they don't and I end up with a window that's 4 times as wide as my screen.

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OS X :: How To Make Finder Icons Same Size In Snow Leopard

Oct 4, 2009

Every time I enter a different folder in Snow Leopard' Finder, the icons are different sizes. How can I make the icons the same size in all of the folders?

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OS X :: Multiple Folder Sizes In Finder?

Dec 24, 2009

In windows / linux, you can highlight multiple folders, right click > properties, and get info on how many files / folders you have selected, and how big they are combined... How do you do this in os x? When you do "get info" on multiple items, it opens individual info windows for each item.

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