2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 1:26 PM by Linc Davis
DanMccarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have my itunes library and my iPhoto library on an external disk.  My financial information is also on the same disk.  I would like to transfer all my financial information to a new portable disk which I will buy.  But I don't know what size portable disk to buy.  I understand that each file has a size attached to it, but file folders do not.  I have folders within folders etc.  Is there any way to determins the size of the files I want to transfer without opening up each file and using a calculator to add up all the individual files?



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: determine a file  size
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    Select the enclosing folder for all of your financial files and Get Info (cmd-I).


    If you have multiple folders, all at the same level, select them all and use cmd-opt-i (Inspector). With the Inspector, you can select multiple items, and as you change the selection, the Inspector will change also.

  • 2. Re: determine a file  size
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,030 points)

    The smallest hard drive available will hold your financial records for millions of years, unless you're a big corporation or a government. The real question is, what else do you want to use the drive for?