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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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HOW TO view size of files in Google Docs

Google Docs has some amazing features but there is one small detail thats conspicuous by its absence. File sizes are not shown in the summary view. If you are running out of space, there is no easy way to know which are the bulky files in case you wanted to remove some of them.

Thankfully, there is at least a roundabout way that a nice person on the forums has identified & shared -
  • Create a folder for the files whose size you want to know or better still, cultivate the habit of saving files into specific folders (at least till Google adds a Size column to the file listing in the tabular view)
  • Right click on the folder and select Show Details to view a column with the file sizes

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