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Refresher on how to check sizes of files, folders, and drives

JERRY MARTIN
 

Morning all.
Using Windows 10, I need a refresher on how to check the size of a flash/thumb drive. Also, does the same process work for finding out the size of a folder on my external hard drive?
Thanks.
Jerry
 

Richard Kuzma
 

Good morning,

Go to this pc and press enter

And now press the applicatins key and arrow down to view and press enter and then arrow to details and press enter.

Now the view will show the drive details.

Arrow down to your flash drive and once on it press the right arrow and it will announce the total disk space and arrow right again and will tell you free space.

This works for all drives.

Hope this helps

Rich

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:07 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Refresher

 

Morning all.

Using Windows 10 on a dell laptop, can anyone refresh my mind on how to find out the size of a flash/thumb drive? Also, will this process work on finding out the size of a folder on my external hard drive?

Thanks.

Jerry

 

You can find out the size of a folder (and by that I mean how much space all its contents are taking up) by opening the Properties dialog from the context menu for that folder.

In the General tab it will show Size and Contains, which will tell you how many straight files are in the folder as well as how many subfolders are in the folder.  That file count does NOT include the count of files contained in the subfolder(s), only those in the folder itself.  The Size figure, however, is the grand total.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

JERRY MARTIN
 

Richard:
Thanks. The instructions worked for the flash drive, but when I went through the steps for a file folder on my external hard drive, there was no information on the size of it. Thanks.
 
 
 

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From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...>
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To: <win10@win10.groups.io>
Sent: 6/27/2020 10:12:30 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

Good morning,

Go to this pc and press enter

And now press the applicatins key and arrow down to view and press enter and then arrow to details and press enter.

Now the view will show the drive details.

Arrow down to your flash drive and once on it press the right arrow and it will announce the total disk space and arrow right again and will tell you free space.

This works for all drives.

Hope this helps

Rich

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:07 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Refresher

 

Morning all.

Using Windows 10 on a dell laptop, can anyone refresh my mind on how to find out the size of a flash/thumb drive? Also, will this process work on finding out the size of a folder on my external hard drive?

Thanks.

Jerry

Richard Kuzma
 

Ahh, yes, you are correct.

This wont work for a folder, just the drive itself.

But I do believe you can press the application key on the folder and arrow down to properties – all the way at the bottom and the window that pops up does show the folder size I believe.

Let me know.

Sorry about the confusion.

Rich

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:53 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

Richard:

Thanks. The instructions worked for the flash drive, but when I went through the steps for a file folder on my external hard drive, there was no information on the size of it. Thanks.

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...>

Sent: 6/27/2020 10:12:30 AM

Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher


Good morning,

Go to this pc and press enter

And now press the applicatins key and arrow down to view and press enter and then arrow to details and press enter.

Now the view will show the drive details.

Arrow down to your flash drive and once on it press the right arrow and it will announce the total disk space and arrow right again and will tell you free space.

This works for all drives.

Hope this helps

Rich

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:07 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Refresher

 

Morning all.

Using Windows 10 on a dell laptop, can anyone refresh my mind on how to find out the size of a flash/thumb drive? Also, will this process work on finding out the size of a folder on my external hard drive?

Thanks.

Jerry

Richard Kuzma
 

One more thing,

Once the window pops up you will have to do a insert key and the letter b as in boy to force jaws or nvda to read everyting in the window.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:53 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

Richard:

Thanks. The instructions worked for the flash drive, but when I went through the steps for a file folder on my external hard drive, there was no information on the size of it. Thanks.

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...>

Sent: 6/27/2020 10:12:30 AM

Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher


Good morning,

Go to this pc and press enter

And now press the applicatins key and arrow down to view and press enter and then arrow to details and press enter.

Now the view will show the drive details.

Arrow down to your flash drive and once on it press the right arrow and it will announce the total disk space and arrow right again and will tell you free space.

This works for all drives.

Hope this helps

Rich

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:07 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Refresher

 

Morning all.

Using Windows 10 on a dell laptop, can anyone refresh my mind on how to find out the size of a flash/thumb drive? Also, will this process work on finding out the size of a folder on my external hard drive?

Thanks.

Jerry

JERRY MARTIN
 

Brian:
Apparently there is something I am not doing correctly because I can go down to the properties of the folder, but there is nothing referring to the size of the folder. As something to try, after opening the properties dialogue, I used the jaws cursor, but it did not tell me what I needed to know. Thanks.
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
Reply-To: <win10@win10.groups.io>
To: <win10@win10.groups.io>
Sent: 6/27/2020 10:31:50 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

You can find out the size of a folder (and by that I mean how much space all its contents are taking up) by opening the Properties dialog from the context menu for that folder.

In the General tab it will show Size and Contains, which will tell you how many straight files are in the folder as well as how many subfolders are in the folder.  That file count does NOT include the count of files contained in the subfolder(s), only those in the folder itself.  The Size figure, however, is the grand total.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

 

The "not so private but intended to be private" messages related to this topic have been purged from the archive.  Please don't revive the "[private]" topic by replying to any of those messages.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 02:41 PM, JERRY MARTIN wrote:
Apparently there is something I am not doing correctly because I can go down to the properties of the folder, but there is nothing referring to the size of the folder.
I have no idea if this is a JAWS but or what, but when you have a folder selected, bring up the context menu, and choose properties, NVDA starts reading its way down through the General tab and hits Size, and announces it, every time.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. JAWS does not do this automatically.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 02:41 PM, JERRY MARTIN wrote:

Apparently there is something I am not doing correctly because I can go down to the properties of the folder, but there is nothing referring to the size of the folder.

I have no idea if this is a JAWS but or what, but when you have a folder selected, bring up the context menu, and choose properties, NVDA starts reading its way down through the General tab and hits Size, and announces it, every time.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 03:28 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Brian. JAWS does not do this automatically.
Bill, thanks.  I also had someone write privately to that effect.  He said use JAWS Key+B to get it to read the information.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. I use a different method. Once I have opened Properties of a folder, I virtualize the view with JAWS key plus ALT plus W. This not only allows me to hear the information as would JAWS key plus V, but I can arrow through the information and even copy it should I need to. This is not possible just by invoking Properties.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:52 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 03:28 PM, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Brian. JAWS does not do this automatically.

Bill, thanks.  I also had someone write privately to that effect.  He said use JAWS Key+B to get it to read the information.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

Richard Kuzma
 

That’s very cool,

Tried it and it works perfectly, thanks

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:08 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

Hi, Brian. I use a different method. Once I have opened Properties of a folder, I virtualize the view with JAWS key plus ALT plus W. This not only allows me to hear the information as would JAWS key plus V, but I can arrow through the information and even copy it should I need to. This is not possible just by invoking Properties.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:52 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 03:28 PM, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Brian. JAWS does not do this automatically.

Bill, thanks.  I also had someone write privately to that effect.  He said use JAWS Key+B to get it to read the information.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

JM Casey
 

I usually use the JAWS cursor, but that doesn’t seem to work for all Windows 10 users for some reason, and being able to copy the text can be good sometimes in general……

 

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: June 27, 2020 4:08 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

Hi, Brian. I use a different method. Once I have opened Properties of a folder, I virtualize the view with JAWS key plus ALT plus W. This not only allows me to hear the information as would JAWS key plus V, but I can arrow through the information and even copy it should I need to. This is not possible just by invoking Properties.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:52 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 03:28 PM, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Brian. JAWS does not do this automatically.

Bill, thanks.  I also had someone write privately to that effect.  He said use JAWS Key+B to get it to read the information.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

Jeff Christiansen
 

Hey sugar

 

Since you already tried using the JAWS cursor after you open the properties dialog, Insert+NumPadMinus.

Try using, Insert+B. not the preferred method but does read the information.

 

 

Microsoft Windows Version 1909

Build 18363.900)

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:22 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: (private) [win10] Refresher

 

Hi Bill

Your message came to me or to the group, Just a FYI

sugar

 

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-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘

 

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:15 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: (private) [win10] Refresher

 

Hi, Jerry. I am writing to you privately, off list. If you would like me to tandem into your computer using JAWS, please give me a call,

 

714-835-6295

 

I'm sure I can figure out why you are not getting used and free space information from properties.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of JERRY MARTIN
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:41 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher

 

Brian:

Apparently there is something I am not doing correctly because I can go down to the properties of the folder, but there is nothing referring to the size of the folder. As something to try, after opening the properties dialogue, I used the jaws cursor, but it did not tell me what I needed to know. Thanks.

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>

Sent: 6/27/2020 10:31:50 AM

Subject: Re: [win10] Refresher


You can find out the size of a folder (and by that I mean how much space all its contents are taking up) by opening the Properties dialog from the context menu for that folder.

In the General tab it will show Size and Contains, which will tell you how many straight files are in the folder as well as how many subfolders are in the folder.  That file count does NOT include the count of files contained in the subfolder(s), only those in the folder itself.  The Size figure, however, is the grand total.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

 

FYI all, I have retitled this topic so that it's easier for future searchers to find with certain keywords.  It appears that, "It's all been said," at this point, but wanted you all to be aware of the change.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

David Goldfield
 

I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned but once you are in the properties dialog you can press insert-alt-W to virtualize the current window. This will place the text of the currently active window into the virtual buffer.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/27/2020 3:24 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 02:41 PM, JERRY MARTIN wrote:
Apparently there is something I am not doing correctly because I can go down to the properties of the folder, but there is nothing referring to the size of the folder.
I have no idea if this is a JAWS but or what, but when you have a folder selected, bring up the context menu, and choose properties, NVDA starts reading its way down through the General tab and hits Size, and announces it, every time.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902