Trash Size?

in macOS edited January 2014
When I empty trash, it's very useful to know how big a file I'm throwing away. If I think I'm throwing away a text file and it tells me I'm trashing a 2 GB's a warning to verify what I'm doing.

OS X doesn't want to tell users how big his/her trash can is. Any ideas? "Get Info" doesn't help...


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    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    The only way is to click the trash once to open it, then select everything by hitting cmd-A, and then choose get info by hitting cmd-I.

    In OS 9, that would have opened a separate Get Info window for every item. But in OS X, it's changed so it opens a single Get Info window that gives the info of the group of files.

    I think it's a kludgy way to do it, but it's the only way. Another nice utility that is loosely related is Omni DiskSweeper, for quickly finding large items.
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