Folder size functionality

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try2
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Folder size functionality

Post by try2 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:29 pm

I have a question about folder size functionality....when it works it is super but it is the "when" my question revolves around.

The File > Calculate Folder Sizes or the Calculate All Folder sizes sometimes works and other times does nothing. The little working symbol may simply spins around if at all - I have experimented and after 2 hours - nothing. No folder size or sizes at all.

The keyboard shortcuts do not work consistently either. Sometimes I get one folder size but then nothing after that.

So what am I doing wrong? If the selection from the menu does not work and the keyboard shortcuts do not work, is there another way to obtain this information?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Folder size functionality

Post by mike » Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:34 pm

Hi, I'm not quite sure what can be going on here.
There's no special way to compute the sizes apart from the default hotkeys.
Is there a specific setup that reproducibly leads to this issue?

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Re: Folder size functionality

Post by try2 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:42 pm

Hey Mike -
Not certain what you mean by "specific setup" - do you mean OS? Using Montery.

As I wrote in my original post, I follow this:

The File > Calculate Folder Sizes or the Calculate All Folder sizes sometimes works and other times does nothing. The little working symbol may simply spins around if at all - I have experimented and after 2 hours - nothing. No folder size or sizes at all.

The keyboard shortcuts do not work consistently either. Sometimes I get one folder size but then nothing after that.

Any help as to why the official setup does not work consistently?

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Re: Folder size functionality

Post by mike » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:42 pm

Well the internals of NC are pretty deterministic, so I'd expect it to behave exactly the same way given the same input.
That folder - what's inside? How large is the folder, e.g. how many items are there? Is that a local folder or a network drive?
Without any details I can't help with the case.

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Re: Folder size functionality

Post by try2 » Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:28 pm

Well the internals of NC are pretty deterministic, so I'd expect it to behave exactly the same way given the same input.

That folder - what's inside?
Folers and files

How large is the folder, e.g. how many items are there?
89 folders
15 files
pdf, zip, exe, docx, odt

Is that a local folder or a network drive?
Local folder

Any help/guidance appreciated

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