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Should I remove Folder Size for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,399
United States Rank #11,963
Reach 0.0398%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.17 days
978.65 days >
Average installed length: 514.21 days


2.5 61.65%
2.4 26.70%
2.3 9.32%
2.2 1.61%
2.1.0 0.72%

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Folder Size for Windows


Folder Size for Windows is a software program developed by Brio. The most common release is 2.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is foldersizesvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 740 KB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 30.13 MB (31,588,352 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of Folder Size for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: foldersize.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foldersize
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FC8D21C8-7B29-4104-ADB0-FEE9CA1C7922}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Folder Size for Windows

Program executable:foldersizesvc.exe
Name:Folder Size for Windows
FolderSize Service
Path:C:\Program Files\foldersize\foldersizesvc.exe
Additional files:
  • foldersizecolumn.dll - Folder Size for Windows (Folder Size column handler)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • foldersizesvc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9D0065D-6525-461E-B0CF-90476784B63C}' (runs on registration).
  • foldersizesvc.exe runs as a service named 'Folder Size' (FolderSize).

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 for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove Folder Size for Windows 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 for Windows 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 for Windows, 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 for Windows.

Win XP 46%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 48.66%
Windows 7 39.18%
Windows Vista 6.44%
Windows 8 5.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 48.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.49%
Windows 8 Pro 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.21%
  Germany 18.95%
  France 4.58%
  Italy 4.58%
  Japan 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Canada 2.29%
  Spain 2.12%
  Australia 1.80%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Poland 1.63%
  Thailand 1.47%
  Israel 1.47%
  Netherlands 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.88%
Hewlett-Packard 13.00%
Intel 10.83%
Acer 10.11%
American Megatrends 7.22%
Sahara 6.14%
ASUS 4.69%
Toshiba 2.89%
Medion 1.81%
Samsung 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.13%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.34%
Dell Latitude D630 2.34%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.34%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 2.34%


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