OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: View Options' But 'size' And 'calculate Size' Are Greyed Out / Cannot Be Checked

Mar 18, 2012

i'm trying to get the file size displayed in the finder.i can right click on an individual file to 'get info' and find the size, but can the size be displayed routinely in the finder?i tried to 'view options' but 'size' and 'calculate size' are greyed out and cannot be checked.

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imac 27"

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