Display Disk Space and File Info on the Desktop

Jun 1, 2007 - 3 Comments

Here’s one of my favorite Mac OS X tips, allowing you to see some useful information right on your desktop. Here’s how to do it; from the Desktop, navigate to the ‘View’ menu down to ‘Show View Options’ (or just hit Command-J). From here, you’ll want to click the checkbox next to “Show item info”, now your data drives will show total and free space, and images will show dimensions!

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. monica says:

    Great!! I never knew about this but I like it and used it immediately!

  2. Weaver says:

    This is a easily overlooked and great feature for sure, you can also enable it in individual folder views which is very useful and shows the number of items in folders

  3. Peter says:

    Regarding harddrives…
    Check this dude out… A genuine OSX Leopard harddrive

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