Listing of all files and folders by size

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I know they exist but i can't find any of those programs that will give you a listing of all the files on your computer and sort them by size. WHat would also be nice it is could give the size of folders and thier content. I am trying to figure out where all my disk space is going and there is some that is not accounted for. Thanks

Free would be preferable


  • Reply 1 of 10
    Nevermind. I found "What Size"

    Thanks anyway
  • Reply 2 of 10

    Originally posted by Jwink3101

    Nevermind. I found "What Size"

    Thanks anyway

    ER.... Sorry can you explain a bit more. I didn't get your issue, ... sorting by size, ... isn't this a basic feature of Or do you really mean "ALL Files listed", largest on top and so on... ?
  • Reply 3 of 10
    First of all, i wanted hidden filed too but Finder will not list the size of a folder in any of the views.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    A long time ago, pre-OS X, I seem to remember there was a utility that would show you your harddrive as a pie chart sorted by each directory's total size starting with the directories on the root level. Clicking on a pie slice would drill down one directory level and show just that directory as a pie chart.

    I don't know if there is something similar for OS X.
  • Reply 5 of 10

    Originally posted by tonton

    Use the search function.

    And in Finder views, there's an option for "calculate folder sizes".

    Thanks. That worked well.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    rara Posts: 623member
    Sounds like you need OmniDiskSweeper, or in the Terminal type


    ls -lR / | sort -nr +4

  • Reply 7 of 10
    rara Posts: 623member
    Whoops (quoted myself)
  • Reply 8 of 10
    I did some reading (mostly and peopel nated the similarity of WhatSize and OmiDiskSweeper. They are both built on the same original program and are very similar.

    I do like whatsize mroe than finder becuase it is faster in that it will fidn the sizes first so when i am ready, it is really fast. Finder takes a while to calcuaee all the sizes AND, i can't do it in colum view.
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