Determine the Size of a Group of Files

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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Q. I need to determine the size of a group of files so I can fit them on a floppy disk. I know I can go into Explorer to check the size of each and then add up the ones I want to copy, but there must be a more efficient way than having to do all that manual addition myself.

A. There is. Go into Explorer , but instead of stopping to add the size of each, highlight all the files you want in the group. If they are contiguous, encircle them with your mouse; if they are not contiguous, as shown in the screenshot below left, hold down the Ctrl key and click on each. Then right-click. That will bring up the screen shown below right.

 

Now click on Properties to evoke this screen, which tells you the total size of the six highlighted files is 2.72 Mb.

 

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