macOS: How to Check Folder Sizes in Bulk

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I actually learned of this tip a couple of minutes ago, and I thought it would be perfect to write up. If you’ve ever wondered how to check folder sizes in bulk, here’s how to do it.

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Check Folder Sizes

By “bulk” I mean how to see the sizes of multiple folders at once.

  1. Navigate to the folder you want. This folder needs to have sub-folders within it.
  2. At the top of the Finder window, click on the icon with horizontal lines to select List View for the folders.
  3. Next, press Command (⌘) + J on your keyboard.
  4. In the dialog box that opens, check the box next to Calculate All Sizes.

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Or – since this is Unix – just open Terminal, cd to the parent directory of the directory(ies) you’re interested in, and:

du -shc ls

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