How to show file size in Dropbox

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Dropbox is a leading cloud storage service that allows you to store your files on the internet and access them from anywhere. But can you tell what the size of each of your files is? How can you determine how much space is left?

This article shows you how to see file size in Dropbox to help you use available space more efficiently. The steps to check the size of a Dropbox file differ depending on the type of device you are using. Let's see how you can view file size in Dropbox on PC.



How to View File Size in Dropbox on PC

If you're using a computer, you can use any browser to access your Dropbox account, including Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. The steps to display the file size are the same for all browsers:

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  2. Select "All Files" from the sidebar on the left of your screen.
  3. Check the file size in the "Size" column. If you don't see a size column, hover your mouse over one of the column headings, click the drop-down arrow, then select "size" from the pop-up submenu.

There's an even more direct way to view your file sizes on a PC:

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  2. Select "All Files" from the sidebar on the left of your screen. This should provide you with a list of all files currently saved in your account.
  3. Once you have found the file you are interested in, check the box next to it. You should then see its metadata in the details pane on your right, including its size in bytes, when it was last modified, location, and type. If the details pane is closed, activate the "│ →" button in the upper right corner to open it.

You can also view the size of a file even after opening it. All you have to do is click on the “about” icon on the far left. The icon is circular in shape, with an "i" inside.



How to View File Size in Dropbox on Android Device

Android-powered devices have been optimized to support all online storage services, including Dropbox. You can view your files, photos and videos on the go. To see the size of your files, you can use the Dropbox Android app or your browser.

With the app:

  1. Enter your credentials to log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the file you are interested in.
  3. By default, the app lists all files in a folder, and you should see a "size column" showing the size of each of your files. If you don't see the size column, make sure "list" is the selected view type by tapping the horizontal lines at the top of the app.

If you prefer to access your Dropbox account using your browser:

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  2. Tap "All Files" in the sidebar on the left of your screen.
  3. Check the file size in the "Size" column.

There is also another option when using your browser:

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  2. Select "All Files" from the sidebar on the left of your screen.
  3. Once you have located the file you are interested in, check the box next to it. You should then see its size in the details pane on your right.

How to View File Size in Dropbox on an iPhone

Dropbox has seamless compatibility with iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads. With just a few simple steps, you can find out the size of any of your files to help you manage your storage space and keep your files organized. Here's how:



  1. Open Safari and log into your Dropbox account.
  2. Select "All Files" from the sidebar on the left of your screen.
  3. Check the box to the left of the file you are interested in. You should be able to see its size in the details pane on your right.

You can also view the file size when using the Dropbox IOS app:

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  2. Open the folder containing the file whose size you want to check.
  3. Check the size of your file in the "size column".

Alternatively:


  1. Open the folder containing the file whose size you want to check.
  2. Long press the file, then select "properties". If you do this, you should see its size on the puppy screen.

Additional FAQs

How do I view the size of a folder in Dropbox?

If you want to know the total size of files in a given folder:

1. Log in to your Dropbox account.

2. Select "All Files" from the left bar.

3. Click on one of the column headers and select "Size".

4. Hover your mouse over the name of the folder and then check the box appearing on the left.

5. Click on the three dots just above the file list.

6. Click "Calculate Size". In a few moments, you should see the folder size appear in the size column.

Keep control of your storage space

Knowing the size of each file you have saved in your Dropbox account can be very useful. You can track the total available storage space and make sure you don't download duplicates or unimportant documents. It's also important to remember that the larger a file, the harder it is to share with others. To optimize the use of your storage space, you can also try to compress the size of files before uploading them to your Dropbox account. There are many online platforms and software designed to help you do just that.

We would like to know how you manage the size of your files in Dropbox. Let us know in the comments section below.

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