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Should I remove Folder Size?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,104
United States Rank #12,194
Reach 0.0313%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.66 days
284.94 days >
Average installed length: 149.72 days


2.6 100.00%

Folder Size


Folder Size is a software program developed by Brio. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.23 MB (2,338,816 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Folder Size come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: foldersize.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foldersize
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FC8D21C8-7B29-4104-ADB0-FEE9CA1C7922}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Folder Size

  • foldersizecolumn.dll - Folder Size for Windows (Folder Size column handler)
  • foldersizesvc.exe - FolderSize Service
  • foldersize.exe - Folder Size (Folder Size Window)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • foldersize.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{85D9FA27-FCAB-4D40-9183-08E257C8F5EE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • foldersize.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • 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.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • foldersize.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Folder Size' and executes as C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSize.exe.

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?

Quickly and completely remove Folder Size from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.62%
Windows 10 27.02%
Windows XP 21.91%
Windows Vista 4.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 21.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.72%
Windows 10 Pro 6.53%
Windows 10 Home 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.74%
  Germany 8.02%
  United Kingdom 6.09%
  France 5.65%
  Japan 4.31%
  Italy 3.12%
  Canada 2.97%
  India 2.97%
  Netherlands 2.82%
  Belgium 1.93%
  Australia 1.78%
  Spain 1.78%
  Israel 1.04%
  Austria 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.23%
Hewlett-Packard 18.83%
Acer 15.43%
ASUS 11.73%
Intel 5.86%
Medion 4.01%
Toshiba 3.40%
Lenovo 3.09%
American Megatrends 2.16%
NEC 1.23%
MSI 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
ASUS All Series 3.09%
BIOSTAR Group G31D-M7 2.47%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.47%


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