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Get Info on a directory takes foever... (4 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by Michael
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Michael Member

    I'm assuming that the reason that Get Info might take a long time is so it can tally up all the files sizes to report a directory size...but 99.9% of the time, I don't care about folder size, I just want to be able to change permissions. I don't like the long wait. Is there a way around this that I'm missing?

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes -- hold down the Option key to turn Get Info into Get Quick Info, which does not calculate folder sizes.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Michael Member

    Thanks Jim. Guess I should read the docs more thoroughly.

    I wonder if the default action should be not to list directory size? I can't speak for others, but I seldom need to know the size of the directory but primarily just need to change permissions or rename it. Just a thought. Or a toggle in prefs would be cool.


    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the feedback, we'll take it into consideration when working on future versions of Fetch.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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