December 22nd, 2001, 12:38 AM #1
Any one remember Norton Navigator?
It had a function that I used all the time. It allowed you to calculate and see in the explorer pane the size of all the directories and subs. This was handing when you need to zero in and chop some files to free up space. I know you can right click in explorer to do this but thats one directory at a time. I want to click a button and have it calculate all the directories.
Thanks!Laziness is the mother of all invention. --the hig
December 22nd, 2001, 06:41 AM #2
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If I understand you right. Try this if you are on 9X or ME.
Right click on your lower tool bar. Then go to tool bars. Click on desk top. Then when you see the desk top show in the lower tool bar. Just grab the left side bar and slide it to the right all the way to the system tray. Just have desk top and the chevrons showing. This will let you go anywhere in your computer. Or delete anything with a right click. Just left click once on the chevrons and everthing on you desk top will tile up and let you run around anywhere. With as many windows open as you want. No need to close any more windows to get back to desk top.
I hope this is what you were meaning.
December 27th, 2001, 05:09 PM #3
Nope but thanks Philip. I want to be able to see the size of directories in the explorer window basically.
For example in the old navigator it would show the details like this:
Name Type Size Date
readme.txt Text File 50,000 12/01/2001
Windows Directory 1,048,483,049 01/01/2000
This is not exact but this is the functionality I am looking for.
I can't believe no one else used this handy tool in Norton Navigator.Laziness is the mother of all invention. --the hig
December 27th, 2001, 05:16 PM #4
still running on a machine I have -
one of the NASTY 486 - 20 mhz turbo warp speed thingy -
kind of fun - go it online for a lark - last month -
navigator was one of the old things left on it - I also used it alotta years ago.
December 28th, 2001, 12:38 AM #5
You can use the dir command to sort an output list by size for any set of subfolders you want....
type dir /? at the dos prompt....
December 28th, 2001, 01:52 AM #6
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December 28th, 2001, 04:34 AM #7
I've made this nifty shell extension, right clicking on directories "DirList"
Make a batch in the windir:
dir %1% /ogn /a /v /s >c:\windows\dirlist.txt
And then add this key to the registry:
Try it, gives comprehensive info
Change the editor to a better than 64kB one, if you go over huge structuresY0K compliant, counting upwards ;)
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