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    How can we determine total size of all files in a disk image folder in a mac
    other than highlighting them all, right click, "get info", with an individual window open for each file, detailing size etc, then having to add up all the sizes using a calculator, this is a bit time consuming, when l just want total size of all the files

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    Are you talking about a .dmg file? Won't the size of the .dmg do?

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    Assuming that looking at the size of the dmg won't do the job for you theres a better way. It should work anywhere in Finder where you can select several files.

    1, Select a series of file. I think it will handle as many as you want.
    2. Press command, option I simultaneously.

    This will open one window that shows the total number of files and space used.
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    Hi Slydude

    That's exactly what I've been looking for. Many's the time I want to know whether a bunch of files will "fit in" to the available space left on a USB for example and, like the OP, had to calculate them separately.

    Great tip. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    This will open one window that shows the total number of files and space used.
    You might want to try that. I think that will have some unexpected results.
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    I do command A to select all the files then command, option, then I. No unexpected results for me. :-)

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    That would be because I misread Slydude's tip. That shows me for trying to catch Sly making a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    You might want to try that. I think that will have some unexpected results.
    Are you suggesting that I make mistakes? Who could be spreading such nonsense?

    BTW what did you misread the tip as?
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    I missed the fact that you had the option key as part of your combination.
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