Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there.

However, folder sizes are not shown.

I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to manage folders in Google Drive. I have a folder full of subfolders and files, and I can't go summing up the size of each file recursively.

I need to decide whether deleting this folder or not. But I need to know it's size beforehand.

Is there any way to see how much volume a folder has taken?

share|improve this question
I'm not sure why the mod disallowed me from answering this question as I have the required rep, but I'll provide a comment: It's not an exact answer as it's not folder sizes, but will help you find large files. If you hover over the quota in the lower left of the screen on the web app, it will show your quota and a small blue "i" icon. Click that and it will reverse sort all your files by largest to smallest. Hope this helps somewhat, and it's annoying that Google doesn't provide a real folder size. – Chuck Claunch Sep 29 '15 at 14:58

I've found this web application that could help : http://gdrivefoldersize.appspot.com/ Still very simple but good to take an overview.

share|improve this answer
Can you explain a bit more about how the features of the app fulfill what the OP is looking for? – jonsca Feb 21 '14 at 1:53
He asked a way to see the size of his google drive folders and that's exactly what the app does. Or did I miss something? – Nicolas Jolet Mar 2 '14 at 18:52
Hi. I am the developer of that app. Ask away :) – sfratini Jun 21 '14 at 2:25
@MarkBennett Mark, the app will continue to add the size of the file so let it work for a little while. I haven't heard of any changes in the API but I could look it up. Also, keep in mind that I check for the total size of a file stored. Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets and so on, don't take any space for your quota so a folder with zero size is actually possible. It takes about 5 minutes to analyze my whole 80 GB Drive. Otherwise, let me know and I will check for possible bugs. Cheers – sfratini Mar 19 '15 at 1:52
@sfratini A user tried to leave the following comment for you: "there's a bug in gdrivefoldersize.appspot.com If the folder name has a single quote, then we cannot browse it (we cannot click on it.)" – ᴡᴏʀᴅs Apr 26 '15 at 21:28

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

See this discussion: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/TVtw1_QA6fA

share|improve this answer

If you have Google Drive installed on your PC or MAC, use Windows Explorer (PC) or Finder (MAC) to easily check the folder sizes. I could not find a way to do it from a web browser.

share|improve this answer
The folders that I've selected for Google drive on my PC amount to >6 GB. However google drive website says they are only 3.7 GB (fully synched). Would be nice to check folder sizes/no files within etc as I'm not convinced all my files are synched! – user56353 Jan 5 '14 at 11:51

Not exactly by folder, but great to find where are the big files, thanks to this pretty hat tip: Sort your Google Drive Files by Size to Find the Biggest Files.

On GDrive left panel, hover Upgrade storage:

where to click

Now click that i at the right of Drive, and there we have it:

showing biggest files

share|improve this answer

I wanted to comment on brasofilo's answer but I yet don't have its privilege.

To check all the files by size, you just go to


in no need of such operations.

share|improve this answer

I have google-drive locally installed on my PC. With the tool JDiskReport (free, great tool!) you can easily see the usage in the tree of folders and subfolders.

share|improve this answer
How to do that? References? Screenshots? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 5 '14 at 21:01

protected by Community Jul 14 '15 at 6:47

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.