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Missing File Size Column in WS2K8!

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    WTF?  I recently started using Windows Server 2008 and noticed that in file explorer there's apparently no "size" column anymore!  Why in God's name would anyone take this away???  As if file explorer wasn't bad enough not showing folder sizes, let's take it away from files too now?

     

    Bizaare....  Are there any ways to get the size column restored?  It doesn't appear when I use the "Choose details" dialogue by right-clicking a folder either.  Looking inside the dialogue the "Size" detail just isn't there!

     

    Can someone explain what's going on?

     

    Gratefully,

    ROSS

    DCX3

    jeudi 10 avril 2008 21:27

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  • That's beyond bizarre.  Are you sure that you haven't suddenly developed cataracts or something?  Size is one of the default columns and should definitely be present in the Choose Details dialogue.  In my Choose Details dialogue, Size is the 4th item in the list.

    jeudi 10 avril 2008 21:51
  • I've taken a screenshot (linked here if it's not visible to you in the body of this post); this is what I see when I try to find the size column on any folder in my Windows Server 2008 install.  Bizaare is a very fogiving way of putting it!  Although I can't display the whole list here, you can be assured that nowhere is there an option for "Size" or "Total Size" nor anything else with the word "size".

    Again I ask: what can cause this?  How should I proceed???

    Help greatly appreciated - perhaps someone from Microsoft is reading???

    ROSS
    DCX3
    vendredi 11 avril 2008 03:15
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    Hello Ross,

     

    Yes, the size column should contained in the Windows Explorer by default. Could you please take a additional screenshot when you scroll down to the attributes that starts with S in the Choose detail dialog box?

     

    And is your Windows Server 2008 the RTM version? Please provide the version of the OS and Explorer.exe.

    vendredi 18 avril 2008 10:08
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  • Was there a resolution to this problem?  I'm having the same issue on one of my Vista machines.

    Thanks for any help.
    jeudi 26 juin 2008 06:53
  • Yesterday an update was performed on Vista (service pack 2).  Today I have the same problem -- no file size is listed in folders (they were there yesterday!) and it's not even listed in the choose detail dialog box.

    Thanks
    jeudi 24 juillet 2008 16:22
  • Hi,

    Same problem today with Vista...
    After some upgrade from windows update no more size column.

    regards
    MPN
    samedi 26 juillet 2008 10:04
  • Does any one know of a resolution to this problem?  I'd like to get the document size listed in Windows explorer.


    Thanks, Valerie
    samedi 26 juillet 2008 17:06
  • The answer was in the clues in this thread - I was scratching my head as to why both file size and attributes columns had gone/changed in Vista Explorer in the last couple of days as well.   I spotted in Windows Update that Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista (KB940157) had installed itself in the right time period for this, so I uninstalled it and rebooted.   Success!  Everything is back as it was with file sizes in the column as before...

    I do wish updates would not take away functionality without warning or choice - this has wasted my evening trying to work it out and fix it!!

    Regards
    Richard
    mercredi 30 juillet 2008 23:47
  • Great job Richard, and thanks for sharing the solution.  It was quite frustrating to lose file sizes.

    Take Care,
    T.
    mercredi 30 juillet 2008 23:51
  • During the Windows Search 4.0 installation, it seems that your Property Schema Cache was not created correctly. Deleting the following registry value would be the ideal solution:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\@CachedSchema

    This solution allows you to keep Windows Search 4.0

    mardi 5 août 2008 19:35
  • Allen Kim - MSFT said:

    During the Windows Search 4.0 installation, it seems that your Property Schema Cache was not created correctly. Deleting the following registry value would be the ideal solution:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\@CachedSchema

    This solution allows you to keep Windows Search 4.0



     I had this exact same problem and deleting the registry key worked for me. I had to kill the explorer.exe and restart it to get it to take though.
    vendredi 6 mars 2009 07:56
  • Allen Kim - MSFT said:
    During the Windows Search 4.0 installation, it seems that your Property Schema Cache was not created correctly. Deleting the following registry value would be the ideal solution:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\@CachedSchema


    Hi Allen, your fix worked for me as well. Thanks a bunch.

    It seems that there must a lot of people are having this problem - I hope MSFT is doing something for those poor souls who don't know how to research or implement the fix. After all, it was installing MS updates and SP's that broke the display of file size info.

    --adam

    lundi 16 mars 2009 08:52
  • This works for me too!!!

    But on my PC I could`t find following registry value:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\@CachedSchema

    with an `@` sign. Only without an `@` sign. I have deleted this value and logged out. After logged in everything works fine.

    Before loosing file size column I installed Windows Search and then SP2.

    jeudi 27 août 2009 14:27