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Should I remove Folder Size?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,216
United States Rank #6,167
Reach 0.0587%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.87 days
350.22 days >
Average installed length: 184.01 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Folder Size


Folder Size is a program developed by MindGems. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is foldersize.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.66 MB (5,939,182 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of Folder Size come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mindgems.com
Help link: www.mindgems.com/support/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Folder Size\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Folder Size\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Folder Size

Program executable:foldersize.exe
Name:Folder Size
Path:C:\Program Files\folder size\foldersize.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • FolderSizeColumn.dll (by Brio) - Folder Size for Windows (Folder Size column handler)
  • FolderSizeSvc.exe (by Brio) - FolderSize Service
  • SDI_R199.exe - Snappy Driver Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FolderSize.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FolderSize - Folder Size'.
  • FolderSizeSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Folder Size' (FolderSize) "Caches the sizes of all folders viewed in Explorer. The service monitors folders for changes and updates the cache in the background.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:740 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000659090%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004442%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002149%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:820
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Folder Size?

You can uninstall Folder Size from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Folder Size, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Folder Size.

Win 10 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.04%
Windows 7 46.78%
Windows XP 1.63%
Windows Vista 1.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.69%
Windows 10 Home 14.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.30%
Windows 10 Pro 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Windows 8.1 9.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.87%
  United Kingdom 6.50%
  France 5.68%
  Belgium 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.67%
  Australia 2.46%
  Canada 2.46%
  Italy 2.26%
  Germany 1.78%
  India 1.57%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Finland 0.89%
  Israel 0.75%
  Poland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.45%
Hewlett-Packard 24.45%
Acer 15.43%
ASUS 11.64%
Lenovo 5.68%
Toshiba 3.64%
Samsung 2.33%
Intel 1.89%
MSI 1.31%
Medion 1.16%
Alienware 0.73%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.98%
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 6.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.48%
Dell XPS 8500 2.17%

About (from MindGems, Inc.)

MindGems Inc. develops innovative corporate and end user software products.
Publisher URL: www.mindgems.com


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