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How can I check the size of specific folder in my google drive?
I know how to check the specific files and there is a page where I can see my biggest files
But I'm just trying to check my folder size

HOW TO CHECK THE FOLDER SIZE not the FILE SIZE

please help, like seriously any way to check the folder size in my drive
please help
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That does not work.  I have a 7G documents file on my desktop, but it seems to take up about 90G on Drive.  Very frustrating that I cannot see the sizes of the various elements on Drive
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So click on the folder, Then see the first image, the area shown by the red circle is where you want to click There you can see the size of the folder and all the activity that went on in that folder. Size will be under details meanwhile activity will be under the activity tab, Sorry about the blacked out stuff but that is private information. 
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This is a way to prevent you from managing size, then lose track of it and then buy more. Simple.😊
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sorry, i dont see the folder size anywhere on this view!
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Please read the Recommended Answer.
 
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hmm...

the recommended answer does not tell me how i can see the size of my folders

instead it tells me how to give feedback to the developers. which is not what was asked.

the prior comment had suggested one could see the size under the details tab by clicking the info icon. but that is incorrect. the size is not shown. and it is not available anywhere in the product's gui. a curious deficit imho.

i will indeed put my requirement into the feedback system. because i cannot manage my storage usage without this fundamental set of data.

respect,
max
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The first line of the recommended answer states that it is not possible to do what you wish. So of course it does not tell you how to see the size requested, since it's not possible to do so. That is in and of itself the answer.
 
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Looks like MS One Drive will tell you file and folder sizes in the online view.  I may hop over to that because of this.
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I'm constantly frustrated by this bizarre Google choice also, but I have a workaround using my phone.

I use a file explorer app called ES Explorer Pro which includes the ability to use cloud folders, including Google Drive. If you browse to the folder, Select All (you have to select one file before Select All is an option) and then click Properties, it'll tell you immediately the total size of all the files in the folder.

I'm not sure if ES is available for iOS phones (I'm on Android), but it's likely that other file-manager apps provide identical functionality (because why wouldn't they? It's one of the simplest and most obvious features for any method of viewing folders and their contents) and that ES isn't specifically necessary at all (it's just the one I use). Also note that, while this workaround will quickly provide the total size of every file in a directory, it won't tell you the total size of subordinate folders within that directory, so, Google needs to add that functionality, and they've needed to add it for years.

If you search back through these forums and others, there's always some apologist who tells you cheerfully you can just request it ... but that same response gets rolled out, year after year, and it's absurd.
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Thanks!
 
Well, a big part of the problem is how few people actually follow through with requests using the mechanism. 
 
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The following tip does not provide a way to measure folder sizes, but it does address the reason I initially WANTED to assess folders sizes, i.e., "What's taking up the most room?" 

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Yes, you can download the data to a computer and then use that computer's file manager to get sizes of folders. Obviously though that requires the downloading- the info is not obtained directly on the web.
 
The way to see what is taking up the most room, which was not what was asked by the owner of this thread, is to use the Quota summary:
 
 
This produces a listing of files found in your Google Drive, and is sorted in descending order by size. Thus the largest files are listed first, the smallest last.
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Completely baffling that this isn't considered basic functionality of a file storage service.
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Andrew,
 
Quite possibly. That being said, please be sure to send official feedback as suggested already.
 
If there are only a few dozen users actually sending such feedback, the priority on implementing such an ability would be vastly different than if thousands or millions of users request it!
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I guess I'll have to  move to Microsoft.
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@google
can you fix this mess?
how am I supposed to control the disk space if I cannot measure it?
it shows I am using 31GB out of 15GB and I cannot upload files to folders that other people share with me.
This is ridiculous.
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It is also possible to download the whole internet and "google" the answer locally on your laptop's disk.
Sounds equally reasonable.
Why you expect people that take the time to provide you feedback from this place here to still do some internal work for you to properly document the problem in some other system?

This issue has been upvoted over 100 times.
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If a Google employee were to have to manually "upload" feedback from the various communities to the official feedback databases, it would be a hugely inefficient process. They would have to:
  1. Scan through literally millions of daily posts in the various communities.
  2. Search for feedback that is feedback, and not asking questions/giving solutions.
  3. Try to capture the account used to post the replies, and then try to manually categorize the feedback.
  4. Respond back if screenshots weren't included but could be useful.
  5. Take these actions singularly/serially, rather than as 1,000 persons doing so in parallel.
All that, and much more, is automatically a part of the official feedback mechanism. That mechanism also then routes the feedback to most appropriate part of any given development team.
 
So, yes, Google employees could be assigned to fulfill this part of the process. It would take way longer than having it directly driven by the user. It would also pretty much require 24/7/365 staffing just to weed through all the non-feedback posts alone. It would raise the costs of providing services which would then be passed along to the users of the various services.
 
PS: Upvotes need to be taken with a grain of salt. Otherwise if they were taken at face value, it means that of the 1007 views to date, only 100 people upvoted. That means that only 10% of the viewers thought it was important enough to upvote. It should also be noted that, quite literally, there are over 1 billion users of Google Accounts- all of which have Google Drive cloud storage. So again, stats need to be taken with a grain of salt.
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This is absolutely ridiculous that this is still an issue.  This is such an obvious use case, and something that EVERY engineer-type person coding an user interface would create, that it is painfully obvious Google is intentionally stonewalling it's implementation from the get go.  As mentioned, it's absence is an obvious way to get people to "just buy more storage". 

You know, I'm a big-time Googlehead and it's the center of most of my online tools, but over the years it's starting to get tiring the games they are playing.  They add more and more and more useless things to other things like Maps (which has become so slow now it's pathetic) but refuse to deal with basic functionality issues of core apps and integration that have existed for years...I'm looking at you GSuite.  It's things like this that make me jealous of some of my Apple using friends (eek!!).
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Mistakes and oversights happen.
 
How soon they are addressed, if ever, depends on the volume of user feedback. The higher the volume the more likely the chances there will be changes made.
 
The best way to influence the future features being added to Google's Drive products is to give your opinions/needs/requirements to the Developers through the official Send Feedback option that's part of the Backup & Sync application. You can also use the Settings / Help / Send Feedback option on your Drive's webpage interface.
 
Otherwise it's unlikely that Developers would know exactly how many people are requesting features/making reports of issues and such (They spend their time mostly working on features and issues, not reading forums). Using the Send Feedback will allow for behind-the-scenes categorization and prioritization of such feedback, along with easy summary total tracking of each similar request.
 
Here are the exact steps when going through Backup & Sync:
 
1) Click on your Backup & Sync icon (Cloud) on your taskbar/notification area.
2) Click on the 3 dots at the very right side to access the Settings.
3) Click on Send Feedback
 
Here are the exact steps when going through your Drive's webpage interface:
 
1) Click this to open your Drive's webpage interface: My Drive Cloud's Webpage
2) Click on the ? for Help on that webpage's top right side
3) Choose Send Feedback, typically at the bottom of the Help popup
 
It will not be possible to receive a reply to your feedback, but be assured that all feedback is reviewed and actioned as deemed appropriate.
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same story over and over ad nauseum.
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Well, sadly, very few people bother to actually send feedback.
 
Thus affecting whether things change or not.
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MisterCanada thanks for your thorough and thoughtful replys to this topic.  I am joining the long list of folks searching for a cumbersome work around to gather basic file management information on my Google Drive. Unfortunately, I'm not able to send feedback/request as you recommend since I keep getting an ERROR when trying to install the Backup & Sync application. UGH!!!! Oh, well... on to the next quirky issue in my online life. Kind Regards...
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This is Very frustrating and ridiculous for such an easy and basic function that can easily be added.

If you are simply trying to free up space on your Google Drive and need folder size to find the larger files, then you can use this as a workaround.

Click on Settings (cog symbol top right), then click on 'View Items Taking Up Storage'.   This will list the largest files on your drive in size order.

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Hope that helps until Google add the feature (if they do).
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unbelievable that a paid for file management product does not provide the ability to manage the size of your files!  Unfortunately that is what happens when profit is the number one objective.
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>>Well, a big part of the problem is how few people actually follow through with requests using the mechanism. 

Respectfully, that's not the problem at all, I haven't seen. The problem is whoever is managing Drive for Google because obviously the people developing it know that regular OS functionality is missing, and it's usually because of a choice made by them. So feedback does nothing. It's not a bug that they need to be alerted to so they can fix it. They have chosen - extremely poorly, in my opinion, on a large number of issues - not to have column sorting throughout, and similarly not to have file size, folder size, not to include basic functionality like copying a folder and all files inside, changing ownership of a folder and all files inside, etc.

Sure, if suddenly thousands of people were livid and complained about one of their choices they'd seriously look at it but not if people send in regular feedback as they come across something. If about a choice and not inline with their plans, I can't imagine it has any affect, I have never found that myself and have never heard of anything being done about changing major product choices from feedback. People have been clamoring for a Keep API forever so as to implement so many things Google never does, yet still no API. 

The only thing that would really make them change would be to see a tipping point on these basic issues and movement to One Drive, Dropbox, etc. Like if One Drive went all out to skewer Google drive problems and take their customers.
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Well, this is a deal-breaker for me. I bought additional storage so I could upload 8k songs. The upload stopped due to Windows notifications saying it needed to reboot. I restarted the upload and when I checked 16 hours later it has stopped again. 
Now I can't check the size of the folder or the number of items it has???? A chat rep says this function is not available. Really? Looking for alternatives!!!
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Using a file manager called X-plore on my Samsung S4, I can see the folder sizes on my Google Drive. So why can't Google display folder sizes in Google Drive? It's a simple calculation.
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What's really great is that even when you go to the "Details" tab of a particular folder, it still doesn't give you the size of that folder. Brilliant.
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Please see the Recommended Answer(s) and take the steps suggested.
 
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For all those with an Amazon Prime account, check out Amazon Drive, free with your subscription. Unlimited storage, full size photos, folder sizes, numbers of files, file-name searchable. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. I have just ended my $99/yr Google storage contract.
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If you were paying $99/yr, then you had the ability to store more than just photos.
 
You cannot do that with your Amazon Prime- it's just for photos/videos.
 
So yes, if all you want to store is videos/photos, it might be another option. However, if like many users you also have to store other important info, then you'd still need something else besides Amazon Prime.
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Thanks for the follow up. Any file type can be stored on Amazon Drive including unlimited full resolution photos for Prime members.   I have all kinds of stuff up there.  It’s the closest thing to Windows Explorer in the cloud that I’ve found so far. Not to be confused with Amazon Photos. I’m still trying to figure out the interrelation between A Drive and A Photos, but I can view all of my A Drive photo files through A Photos. Only current limitation seems to be 5GB of video files.
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Bit late to the party here... BUT i have similar with suddenly out of space yet folder size returns a -- in List view.

There is a 'solution' if you go click on the 'x% of 15gb used'  it gives you the option to see what is taking up the space - ie the 'big hitters' are at the top. You can then of course/delete - move to USB etc to save getting the credit card out. 

Failing that you have to pay them... they own ya asses !!! its like yesterday I only find out GMail has a daily 500 email limit, great for my business plans... thanks for telling me that upfront Google !!
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A solution I've found but not for those unfamiliar with Gscript

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/49122/how-to-view-the-folder-size-in-google-drive

There are limits too, but it fit my use case and thought it be useful to some of you out there.
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On a side note, if you're trying to reclaim some of the space and it doesn't seem to be doing anything, don't forget to clear the item from the trash can as well.  I was deleting tons of stuff without anything space reclaimed until I realized I needed to delete the files again from the trash.
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I am sorry to break it too you Mr. Platinum Product Expert but what Rajesh Krishnan 8131 says is 100% accurate!  Google is a evil company that only cares about one thing and that is money.  When you change your motto and corporate code of conduct from "Don't be evil" to whatever doesn't matter it is proof that you no longer are good and intend to do evil.  But that is a whole nother story. The only reason google drive doesn't allow you to see the size of the folders is so you end up buying more space, it is nothing but a corporate decision to generate profit over customer satisfaction. Google believes that it is its job to police what thoughts people are allowed to share and what information people are allowed to know and our governments have allowed it to happen.  They are actively interfering in Canada's election by banning PCC Candidates and pushing negative stories on all but the Liberals. It is time that Google and all the major Social Media companies get broken up and sold off for parts.  YouTube under Google is trying to say they are a neutral platform and should be protected like the phone company but then they also want first amendment protection from lawsuits like a publisher would be.  They can't have it both ways but they do and they will as long as we continue to allow them to control what we are allowed to believe.
I know this post will be deleted but I had to try, this is what everyone needs to do, fight back anyway you can.
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Agreed.  Let me check my folder size.  WTF.
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Seriously Google, why do we need a thread of people asking for this? You guys are smarter than this...
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You can see the size of the directories in the Backup and Sync app, if you select "sync some folders only". There it shows you how large each folder is.
But it can take absolute ages for the folders to load.
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It's hard to convince me that Google Developers are not retarded when they have obvious omissions like this!
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The reasons why something is "missed" can vary- but one of the most common reasons why missed things aren't implemented is that too few people cared enough to request their inclusion.
 
Potential changes to software in any large company are compiled into a list, then evaluated for cost (including testing etc), then evaluated for priority based upon perceived actual need. Having 1 billion people ask for something yields a far different results than having 100 people ask.
 
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Being able to check a folder size is a no-brainer. Not including something this elemental while developing the platform hardly seems like an oversight or whatever you want us to believe it to be. Your solution is a letter-writing campaign?  Really?  When I see people posting that they can't possibly have used the amount of data that Drive claims they have used, and there is no practical way to check...well, draw your own conclusions, Mr. Canada.
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Yeah that's a valid argument for many feature requests but the reason some things aren't requested a lot, like this, is that they are some damn obvious no one can believe that Google needs people to spend time asking for it...

P.S. It's particularly obvious because the file size column is already there, it's just blank for every folder :( So it looks more like it's just broken than missing.
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there is a way to do this via scripts in google script but it is throwing some errors due to time out. 

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Can anyone recommend a better service with this basic functionality?
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Just for this missing functionality I'll move to MegaSync.
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How on earth can such fundamental functionality be missing from a system.

Yet another reason why Google tools and docs are not really ready for commercial use.
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wtf is that trash. basic function not included just to get some extra cash.
shame on you google.
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That like the very basic to know the folder size.
I have this option since Ms-dos
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I consider folder size to be the most basic need for Google Drive. Not having it is ridiculous regardless of what excuses Google makes
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Agreed, this is ridiculous. Especially because they same folders I have on my machine take up 100GB less! Come on Google you need to provide some basic features like this.
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Just want to agree - it's a simple must have feature, go fix GOOGLE.
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Repeting that not enough people are asking for this feature won't change the fact that it's absence it's a very disturbing lack of care. It's a BASIC feature that should be implemented without anybody asking. Like miles counter in a car. Maybe not essential for driving, but quite useful for planning trips and mantainance.
I made "my duty": I sent feedback to developers asking to add this feature, even if I believe that if it's not already there is because G don't want to, not because not enough people is saking for it.

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Just download the folder. The size of the folder will be shown there. Then cancel the download.
But google drive compresses the folder in zip form. So file size may vary by 3-5%.
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tl;dr to copy and paste to Help Center feedback:
We need a way to have return feedback for the feedback we send to Google. Instead of replying to feedback emails & request forms, there should be a community feedback forum set up or, better yet the existing help forums to be changed to feedback forums. The main thing that would need to change would be for product managers and developers to be checking the forums as a priority.
This cuts down time for employees looking at feedback since all they need to do is sort the forum request features by most upvoted, read through extra comments or screenshots that people share about that issue and get to work.


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The main issue with all this, MisterCanada, is that there is no return feedback of the feedback that people are posting. Sending feedback using that little question mark feels incredibly pointless and demotivating when I don't know if anyone else is also sending their suggestions AND if it's even being seen or considered since there's never a reply or update to the requests.

Your argument about it costing Google more to employ people to look at forums is 100% backward. Let me explain.
Hundreds or thousands of people sending in feedback via that question mark option requires someone (most likely a team) on the other end to read every piece of feedback (potentially a bunch which is rubbish) and try and sort them into categories and act on them. HUGE waste of time.
The better way of doing it is to have public feedback forums where the best ideas are voted the most so they appear at the top, some product manager can go to the forum, sort by the most voted options and then get their teams to start working on the top 5 or whatever. That takes like 30s.

Your argument about 10% of people viewing actually voting doesn't make sense. If someone is bothered enough to go find a feedback website, they're not there just messing around and upvoting pointless things, they're there to actually contribute.
And the best answers are the ones that will float to the top via votes since it's the actual marketplace deciding what is a priority for them. 
If you're worried about people's requests not getting through, then just keep the original system open, but I'm really positive that the marketplace of an online community voting and commenting will be the most effective.


And if you're still skeptical that this kind of system could work, take a look at this small little company who has been doing it for years.. they're called umm.. ADOBE.


This service is INCREDIBLE. You can search for requested features or bugs, write your own, comment on others and see real return feedback
It's easier for the users: not everyone has to write the same issue they have over and over again like you've suggested, you just have to read, agree and upvote. Or if you really want to agree, just write a comment saying you agree (without having to go to the trouble of writing out the same request individually).
It's easier for the devs: they can sort by most requested feature, read extra comments, screenshots, ideas etc all in one conveniently sorted place.
And there's actual communication between users and product managers: they can comment back to people, have a conversation and leave banner updates of where the suggestion is up to: In Progress, Needs More Info, Under Review, Completed, Resolved, Not Actionable and Declined.

I use Premiere Pro for my job and I check & contribute to these forums from time to time, and there have been so many times where I have actually seen user suggestions be implemented, and in a pretty quick turnaround time. The satisfaction I feel when I get an email saying the issue I voted on has now been completed is ridiculously good. 

And you guys would have far bigger budgets than Adobe considering you're like the most successful company in the world - so I reckon this could be way more efficient than Adobe is even doing in terms of responding to requests and having things worked on.

I'm doubtful you'll pass any of this feedback on so I will use the feedback option myself and encourage everyone else in this thread to do so by clicking on the option at the bottom right of this thread at the bottom of the page.


Then, you can just copy and paste the summary at the top of this post if you like, or everything I've written or write your own cos this will help solve the bottleneck that is Google feedback to then be able to fix all the other issues!



P.S. Yes I'm also frustrated at the Drive files sizes, have left my own feedback, and encourage you, MisterCanada, to actually talk to someone in your company about getting this issue fixed.
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ADOBE just SUCKS.
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+1 to get the folder size implemented by Google, this is embarrassing.
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Such basic functionality missing is just sad.  We just have to trust that all of our data is synchronized?  Not cool.  Should be able to do a size/file comparison.
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Hi all - so is this issue resolved yet ?! I need to know this how to find out the folder size while online in google drive --- we are in the year 2020 already! !!!
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Seriously. Returning my chromebook right now. This thing is useless. I can't even fast forward or skip ahead when viewing a video. The screen is tweaking out right now too. Just on this comment box so I know it's not hardware. Why are pumpkin spice latte basic things like this not part of the OS?! This is my third ChromeBook that I will be returning and I've been telling everyone how awful they are. The mouse always feels like its on a delay just doesn't work right on all the different kinds of chromebook I've had. I can't even get a PDF document to work without pausing forever to load every page. What is the explanation for this Google?
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Where is problem?  When you click left window side on RED row  "xxGb of 15Gb used... ", open's list of all your Google drive files, sorted by Size,(size included!). When you click on any file in this list, at right side you see information, where(which folder) this file is located!  Don't need any special tools!
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This is ridiculous... Google should fix it asap
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I managed to finally find out the size of a folder I have on Google Drive. It's a workaround, but it does tell you the size of the folder, and the size of all sub-folders.

I downloaded the 'Backup and sync from Google' app on my Mac.

During the setup, when you get to the part where you choose which of your Google Drive folders etc. you want to sync to your Mac, the app displays the size of the folders (see attached screenshot). Then I cancel out of the app as I don't want to use it, but anytime I want to see a folder size on Google Drive I run it again and go through the setup steps and see the size. You can click on the arrow next to the folder size and it will expand and show you subfolders and their size too.

Note that you don't have to download any files to your Mac, once you are shown the folder size, cancel the setup. 
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Use Total Commander with cloud plugin, connect to Google drive and hit space on the folder. ;-)
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I totally agree that it is simply ridiculous that you cannot see the folder size in the cloud. I mean, how can I know whether I want to download or transfer a complete folder (in order to open up space) if I cannot tell the size of the folder?

I also agree that it is simply just a backhanded way to make one buy more cloud storage. Which completely backfires on me. Like now, I will make it MY JOB, to figure out folder sizes JUST so I can avoid purchasing more cloud storage!!

And BTW, getting a list of ALL THE FILES and their sizes, is also stupid. So I can see the biggest FILES, but now I have to figure out WHICH FOLDER THEY ARE IN to determine if I want to move or download that particular folder.

Is there some techy anomaly that as a noob regarding those things I would not understand which prevents Google from allowing users to see the FOLDER SIZE? Or, did someone seriously come up with this method of showing space usage?
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This it total bullshit!
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Not sure if it has been mentioned above. Install Google Drive File Stream and then check folder sizes on your desktop file explorer. I used this as a workaround.
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I did as Burak 2020 suggested and it displays each of my files as 0.  When I go to "manage your account" it indicates that I have used over 8G of storage but I only have half a dozen files one is about 10 pages and all the rest are 1 page.  What is eating up my storage?  thanks.
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Well I found the answer to what is eating up my storage.  At bottom left of the Drive page is "STORAGE".  Click on the number and up pops each file and I have hundreds!  Obviously I've somehow backed up my computer to Drive.  Now I have to figure out how to delete these files (backup is on my computer) without deleting them from my computer.  jdf
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Google doesn't want you to manage your files; they want you to buy more storage.
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How are we supposed to know if our data:folder:file migration went fine if w can not compare source and destination before/after. That is again a key feature missing, like folder sharing members different than shared drive member list. Disapointing
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How to find Google Drive folder size method that worked for me (3/15/20):


Scroll down to "Quick Fix" and follow the 4 steps listed (pasted below).

If you’re just looking for the biggest files so you can clear them out, there’s a quick workaround that will let you skip the rest of this article.
  1. Go to Google Drive.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Click “Settings.”
  4. Click “View items taking up storage.”
Google Drive will display a list of every file in your Google Drive, automatically sorted by file size. It will not, however, show you the size of any folders! But you can get rid of that 235 MB video of you trying to catch popcorn in your mouth.

I downloaded five files found by the above method (zip archives that were 5-6 years old!) to local storage, removed them from my Google Drive, emptied the GD trash, and refreshed.  My used GB total went from 15.9 to 13.9!
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Dropbox has the feature, although a bit hidden, but to be fair: they have it. So I took an account with them too and I replicate the data, and a I used Multicloud - transfer.

It is indeed strange that Google does not realize that this key feature (dir size) should have been implemented in the first days of Google Doc and Drive's existence. There is no excuse for lagging behind if you do understand your own business.
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Ok, this is 2020. I decide to mark here and see when this will be fixed. I will send feedback and followers please also send your feedback per MisterCanada's suggestion. But please, MisterCanada, I hope you are not serious when you were talking about a billion feedback. At last, we, users will not try to wake up a "pretending-sleep person" but will leave the person alone.
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Why such blatant bad business to not include file sizes? An effort to make us purchase more? Makes me more determined not to pay you Google.  Get your sh*& together.
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{ As several here have already kindly explained : }
_Currently_ , in G. Drive :
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_File_ -sizes can, quite _directly_ , be shown [1] ; however,

_folder_ -sizes can be shown only quite _indirectly_ : by, e.g.,
downloading & starting-up G.'s "Backup and Sync" routine
( , even w/o needing to actually use it as it's intended ) ; then,
once it totals-up the desired folders' sizes, simply aborting it \

Of course, another type of workaround is using any of many
_third_-party apps ( , esp. ones for transferring files 'tw drives ) ,
which often start by , similarly, totalling-up each folder's size \

( See mentions of such apps by several posters here already \ )


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[ 1: ] If any folder's individual _files'_ sizes don't yet show
( in the far-right column ) :

: click upon one of the folders of interest ; then, at far-upper-right,
, upon the small circle w/ an "i" in it [- "i" for "info" -] ;
; then, under that, upon "Details" \

--- tho, still, {-- contrary to some posters here ; e.g. "Burak" --}
no whole folder's total size will there-by be shown \


( There-after, BTW, one's Drive window may _continue_ showing
the file-sizes \ --- just the _files'_ sizes \ )


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Meanwhile:
Surely, most all here appreciate efforts, of e.g. MisterCanada, to get us to
defray all our work long enough to each inform G. of this omission, which
surely most of us believe is intended just to get us to buy more storage \ ;

{ Just as surely, tho,
G. staff have all along been fully aware of their omission of this ,
such a quintessential feature ; and so, each of them is surely having to
suppress their own private common sense re just how much that
this omission of theirs is actually slowing the avg. productivity of
each subscriber, & therefore actually slowing the growth & flourishing of
their own whole revenue-bed . . which is Humanity \

So,
not surprising if a good number of G. staff are feeling underlying guilt, &
as a result are engaging in extra stress-relieving activities (e.g. addictions
during off-time, but even less-crucial but distractive on-the-job projects ) ;
which in-turn is cutting down on G.'s quality over-all ; thereby, forming
a negative feedback loop [ or, a 'snowballing' ] of poorer-quality tech \


& _So_ , . .
Once (- as persistently pointed out by e.g. MisterCanada -) enough of us
submit enough of such msg.s as this one directly to G., then,
they will finally get it thru their guilt-&-stress-thickened skulls : that
the smartest way to grow a business is to do what we can to
_facilitate_ -- not milk every extra drop of -- every client's
long-term productivity . . by saving them time wherever we can \

}


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Hopefully, then, this whole thread will soon be merely an archive
of yet another example of how, still even well into the 21C,
"selfish" obsession w/ short-term profit, even to the degree of
intentionally causing much thwarting of one's clients' productivity
( in order merely to keep milking a few more $ out of each one )
always only eventually suppressed one's own long-term profit;
and thus, was always, actually . . an atavistic "de-self" -ishness \\


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To help in misc. facilitating of all of our progress together ,
" across the planets , then into the stars " , facilitating esp. by
dynamic graphing of aspects of endeavors both great & small :
get in touch via RepayingKindness(a)Grnall dotcorn , or via
w2k4Net(a)GMX dotcorn \\\
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Watching this in 2020: https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/017/354/elrisitas.jpg
Just renewed my mothers sub which will now be canceled again. 2020 Google... 2020 xD
Hello OneDrive.
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Crazy. Originaly feature was requested here https://support.google.com/drive/forum/AAAAOxCWsToTVtw1_QA6fA/?hl=en&gpf=%23!topic%2Fdrive%2FTVtw1_QA6fA it was 2012, its now 2020 and still no support for this super basic feature, they will close this thread after couple years too as "solved"
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The Google Drive experience is amazingly frustrating! My drive is supposedly full, even though I should only have used 30 GB out of 100. I cannot see where the mystery space is allocated. Moreover, when I try to empty my trash (a possible culprit), only one page is deleted at a time - I've spent the last 5 minutes doing this - and I cannot see any change in the storage. How can such a tech savvy company have such a poor interface for their storage product?!
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ARE YOU F*!#ING KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!?!?!  This is Google, we're talking about here. You CLEARLY do this on purpose to force people to just buy more storage rather than manage it themselves. 

A company literally founded by computer scientists can't possible be this stupid. If so, you are the equivalent of Trump in the intelligence department. Seriously. Is Search the ONLY thing you're able to do well?
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The FX app in the Google Store also allows you to determine the size and contents of Google Drive folders. It will give you the total size, number of folders and the number of files inside a Google Drive folder. You know like Google should do.
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It's not available on the google server. I went to the developer's page which sent me to the google store and there it told me that it wasn't available. : (
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I'll give regular feedback about obvious feature gaps when google starts paying me. Otherwise, I just switch products
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As a user experience developer this is 100% a calculated choice by google, dropbox, and the like. It is part of the reason google removed the whole "do no evil" statement from their mandate a few years ago. Saying that it is because user aren't giving feedback is just a manipulation of the facts to maintain the system. Basic UX design dictates this should be a standard feature as it is a core compenant of the system. So either google doesn't know what it is doing at the most basic user experience level, which seems highly unlikely, or they are using subversive tactics to get people to spend money by making a more difficult user experience. The fact that they are denying this and blaming it back onto the systems users for not providing feedback is just a funny lie. It is so apparently an a user issue, feedback is unnecessary just from a testing stand point it would be identified. So I guess what I'm saying is just own the fact that you are kind of being shady as hell google lol, we can't do anything about it and the world already gave you the keys to the kingdom....Maybe skynet isn't ready to be released yet??
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So Burak 2020 I'm not seeing anything indicating folder size. Only file size.
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Burak 2020 - please remove your answer as it is wrong and it just wastes the time of every reader here
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The only way I could do it was with this android app called Unclouded
From description:

With this app you will be able to:

1 - See which files or folders are using most of your storage

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100% done on purpose! Ridiculous for 2020!! Plain evil and greed!!!
My problem was the trash. Had a few videos for the kids, I had deleted them but not from the trash. That's the 3 gigs I couldn't account for.
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Google Backup & Sync has a known issue/bug that it doesn't synchronize all files. It misses here and there some files. Very unreliable. To verify if files were synced or not the optimal way would be to compare folder size between each folder on your device vs the same on Google Drive. 
But you cannot do because Google does not provide you the folder size on Google Drive. 
As the engineers in Google are not stupid guys, seems the reason is as mentioned by Rajesh Krishnan 8131 above. 
Sad.... this "Don't be evil" was replaced with ""Do the right thing" as Google's motto, and the "right" thing now is to make money (which means it is now OK to be evil to the users...)
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Well this SUCKS! I just uploaded a 80 gig file and have no idea if it was everything or not because YES drive has uploaded folders before and missed files on me. This makes me want to use anotther online storage platform. Such a simple freaking feature.
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Although it's impossible to check a folder size, you can find the largest files.
Login to your google drive, and click Storage or this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/quota

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This is a basic functionality. It should not need to be requested.
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it's just plain and simply ridiculous that we can't see the size of the folders.

Do they think we're stupid?

That's just a strategy to avoid you being able to check sizes, inflating the number of MBs and then wanting to charge tou more. Which is what has just happened to me.

I've just gone from 5GB space taken to 13GB overnight without even uploading anything
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It’s a little run around but it works for me - Sign In to Google —> From top right click on’ Google Apps’ icon and Click on  ‘Drive’ icon —>  ‘My Drive’ selected (if not, click on ‘My drive’)—> Click on Settings ‘Gear’ icon on the top right —> Click on settings again —> ‘General’ selected, (if not, select ‘General’) click on ‘View items taking up storage’. Hope it helps!
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This will list individual files, not folders.
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This is simply incompetent. How hard is it to add up the files in a folder and give you a total? Too hard for Google, apparently, still, in 2020. On my MEGA cloud drive it's just right click on a folder, click Info, and it tells you.
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How the hell is this not sorted after so long? I have provided feedback as no doubt have many others, but I feel far from "assured that all feedback is reviewed and actioned as deemed appropriate".
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The only way I was able to determine the size of folders in my Drive was via the "Backup and Sync" client. If you go Preferences => Google Drive you can actually see the size of each folder. Not ideal but it does the job.
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I understand it would be impossible for the developer to entertain every feature requested by whatever user, and statistic is a good mean to tell what features are the most important.

Nonetheless, I still think there exist features that are so smart that their presence makes everyone happy, and features that are so fundamental that their absence annoys everyone. For example, the indication of folder size is definitely a smart feature: I could not imagine anyone would feel annoyed by having more information about their files. 

Identifying these features need no further statistic but knowledge and experience. I believe a good developer like those in Google shall be more able to identify these features than any laymen developer

Therefore, I sincerely wish the developer could add such feature which just makes the world a better place.



(By the way, I honestly think the feedback mechanism is unreliable. To use the feedback mechanism, people first need to know they could give feedback, and then search for the place to give feedback, and then identify and write their problem. That is just too un-user friendly: i. the developer does not actively ask for feedback. ii. the feedback is too open-ended. People who do not have enough computer knowledge simply would not give feedback while I believe the majority of your user are such kind of people).
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One way I am able to see the folder size is to use the Android app "Solid Explorer" to connect to my Google Drive. Look for "properties" and there you are able to see the folder size.

I too wished Google had provided the ability to view folder size when accessing Google drive in the browser :(
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"Don't be evil", Google. 

Only thing I can imagine a company with the size and the amount of bank cash of yours to NOT show folder sizes in online Google Drive is, MAYBE for pure greed for more money on extra storage selling.

AND not allowing the merge of folders is a sign o that, too.
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Thousands of upvotes for this and NO Google response proves Google does not pay attention to this "Help", so why bother giving feedback? Google is begging customers to jump ship.
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here's the answer : you sign in your account, then enter
https://drive.google.com/drive/quota
and you get to see largest to smallest files all around your drive
works like a charm
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hey guys, almost one year later, the things are working in the pretty same way. No folder size. Ridiculous.
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There's no way at the moment. But i have a trick which might be useful. Simply select the download option and the moment you find the size, cancel the download.