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    Displaying folder sizes, and tree-like structure

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    Displaying folder sizes, and tree-like structure
    When I open a window, it can show me the diferent files. For example, if open "desktop" it shows me the files and folders on the desktop. I have found 3 options for displaying that (icons, list etc) but I can only ake it display the size of files, not of folders. How to make it display size of folders? Also of those 3 options, I have no idea what they are called because they seem to have no names! But is there not a way to make it display a tree-like structure, like on windows and linux (at least ubuntu anyway)? I find it far more easy to navigate.
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    Justin

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    Displaying folder sizes, and tree-like structure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    When I open a window, it can show me the diferent files. For example, if open "desktop" it shows me the files and folders on the desktop. I have found 3 options for displaying that (icons, list etc)
    Gday Justin & welcome to Mac-Forums!

    What you have mentioned above is the 3 display options available in Finder. As you correctly stated, they are Icon, List & Column views.

    I can only make it display the size of files, not of folders. How to make it display size of folders?
    To display Folder sizes in List view, go to View in the MenuBar and select Show View Options. In the window that opens, look down to the bottom section and place a tick in the 'Calculate All Sizes' box. Then wait while Finder performs the calculations and the folder sizes should now be shown. If they still don't show, make sure there's a tick in the 'Show Columns - Kind' box.

    Regarding the Tree-Like structure to display folders, I can't answer that one but I'm sure there's something out there, there's got to be.

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    Hi Marty
    Great, thanks for that. Now all I need is that easy-to-navigate tree-like structure!
    Justin

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    Hi Justin, I just posted in this thread, re ClassicMenu. It will give you that tree-like structure you want. The thread:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/switcher-hangout/49626-desktop-look-ubuntu-windows.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    To display Folder sizes in List view, go to View in the MenuBar and select Show View Options. In the window that opens, look down to the bottom section and place a tick in the 'Calculate All Sizes' box. Then wait while Finder performs the calculations and the folder sizes should now be shown. If they still don't show, make sure there's a tick in the 'Show Columns - Kind' box.
    So, I did like you say above. And I even click the box "All windows". So, why won't it show folder sizes in ALL WINDOWS ? I have done that so many times now in so many windows! Is there a way to REALLY make it do it in ALL WINDOWS?
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    Justin

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    Interesting, I suspect that what is going on is that Finder remembers any per window view settings you establish and will use those in favor of its defaults, set via the "All Windows" view option. So, if you have already set a per window setting for a folder, it will show up that way again. The "All Windows" really ought to be "All Windows that don't already have a setting established". Does this help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Interesting, I suspect that what is going on is that Finder remembers any per window view settings you establish and will use those in favor of its defaults, set via the "All Windows" view option. So, if you have already set a per window setting for a folder, it will show up that way again. The "All Windows" really ought to be "All Windows that don't already have a setting established". Does this help?
    The only thing I have altered on any of them is to make them display folder sizes! I didn't change anything before that. Seems weird.
    Justin

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