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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?

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

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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
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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
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Hi. I am the developer of that app. Ask away :) –  sfratini Jun 21 '14 at 2:25
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@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 at 1:52
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@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.)" –  Normal Human Apr 26 at 21:28

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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How to do that? References? Screenshots? –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 5 '14 at 21:01

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