MindGems Folder Size v3.8.0.0 Adware

billon on 2 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Folder Size is a powerful utility that can scan and display all the file and folder sizes on your hard drives. It can scan entire storage device or a chosen folder.

Note: the developers added advertisements after the program was added to the database.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware (see screenshot)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderSize.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • Loaded/saved project name is displayed in the File Menu - next to 'Load...' instead of 'Save...'.
  • Better scaling for systems using large fonts.
  • Loading of old project files.
  • Loaded project name was not displayed if a project file was opened by a double-click from Windows Explorer.

19 comments on MindGems Folder Size  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

localfreak 2010-06-23 11:23

Very nice interface but this is just soooooooooo slow.
I tried this out waited a while, put on Foldersize
checked my drives sorted what I needed, came back to this, waited some more then got fed up and cancelled.

Andy 2011-01-24 12:57

WinDirStatPortable is another option for that kind of software

l.o. 2011-04-07 08:53

Tested the new version (1.8.0) against GetFoldersize (also listed at this site), and it scans incredibly faster so I discarded GetFoldersize and went for this instead.
But my firewall warns that it wants internet connection without any obvious reason!


Jim 2011-04-07 12:50

Yes version 1.8 rocks. I tested it too.
Want internet connection only at the end of the setup to display the tutorial page:

or if you use the three download buttons on the top.

Indeed I tested Folder Size against several other tools and it works much faster. It is great that MindGems provides this tool absolutely free.

If you have not noticed they have also a free duplicate file finder:

I love it too though the "Similarity Mode" is available only in the PRO version.


Maicon 2011-04-08 01:42

Extraction failed here. I'm using Windows 7 and Universal Extractor v1.6.1


Sonia 2011-04-09 15:35

Folder size has a trojan horse according to AVG


Rick 2011-04-09 17:19

Hi Sonya,
download from the vendor's web site...no troians, spyware, adware or anything like that in their packages.
Also prooved by many web sites liek downlodcom and pcworld.


Lin 2011-04-17 16:58 is released with a portable version on MindGems:


Checker 2011-04-17 17:19

Thanks Lin!
DB updated.


Joe 2011-04-19 21:04

The portable 1.9 stores the log file in the app folder so this should be listed as stealth.
Great app.


Mike 2011-05-18 23:49

Not a bad program but SpaceMonger is way faster.



I am Baas 2012-01-24 06:01

Entry updated. It writes the log file to the application folder (thanks Joe). However, it seems to call home at the application startup and I could not figure out how to disable this behaviour (anyone?). Also, it does not display the correct dates in the "Created", 'Modified" and "Accessed" columns.


jackdorsey 2013-06-28 22:50

Mike: SpaceMonger is way slower and on top of that does not provide accurate results.


Wolfghost 2014-01-24 19:43

F-Secure Deep Guard has blocked a malicious program on your computer (foldersize.exe)


joby_toss 2014-01-29 19:01

Double check that, please! And check the forum entry.


sarahwilliams25 2014-03-18 23:27

This tool is great. localfreak I think it is time for you yo update your hardware to freakier one :D This tool scans my FULL 128GB SSD in 6 seconds!!!!
Love it!
Wolfghost use a better antivirus. The file is totally safe. I used viru*total dot com to scan it online and 50+ antivirus tools reported it CLEAN...so it seems yours is the one that needs fixing.


This is me 2015-04-27 06:50

I prefer TreeSize Free - it's fast, presents all the information you need and you can even filter your search results.


It also scans network attached storage and network shares. Perfect solution for me.


bitcoin 2018-01-06 18:28

up to v3.7 now


AndTheWolf 2018-02-02 13:39

Now at v3.8


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