Inside pantheon-files folders do not show its size, like files do.

No folder size

However in properties of the folder size is shown:

Folder properties

Is there a way to display folder size directly in file explorer?

  • I do not think this is possible. But do you have seen this in any other Linux File Manager? (just curious)
    – user170
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 20:24

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The devs should correct me, but I don't think this is possible. I think you will have to file a bug report on launchpad.

The reason will probably be that it requires a lot of disk reading to find the disk usage of everey directory. For an extreme example opening /: It will have to recursively read the entire filesystem.

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