How to find the size of folder using FTP?

in filesharing •  23 days ago

Thomas just got a warning from his web-host telling him that he is soon out of disk space. Now he wants to find some large files using FTP and delete them to free up some space. But, how can he check the size of the different folders using FTP?

Thomas has been using FileZilla for a long time to fix with his FTP matters. But, he doesn't find a function in Filezilla that will easily tell him the size of one or more folders, so he is trying another praised FTP software instead, WinSCP.

Thomas finds the size of directions using FTP

After installing WinSCP, Thomas easily imports all his FTP connections from FileZilla. This is something WinSCP automatically does for him, making it easy and quick. He then connects to the server and finds some directories.
Thomas selects the interesting files and directions, right clicks and selects Properties
Thomas selects the interesting files and directions, right clicks and selects Properties

After selecting the directions and files, he clicks Properties. Once this is done, he needs to click Calculate. He has to wait for a couple of minutes for the calculations to be done, but once it is finished, he gets to see the exact size of all the files and directions selected.

Thomas clicks calculate, and soon he gets to see the size of the selected directions and files.
Thomas clicks calculate, and soon he gets to see the size of the selected directions and files.

Thomas has found the problem, and he can now delete unnecessary files making both him and his web-host happy!

Thomas hopes these short instructions will help you find the size of folders and directions via FTP as well.

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