How to Hide or Display Folder Size Information in Folder Tips

Windows 11 displays folder size information when you hover over a folder by default.

If you do not want to see the folder size information, follow these steps:

Open the File Explorer Options. Follow these steps to complete this task: Press Windows + R. Type control folders and then press Enter.

Go to the View tab.

Uncheck the “Display file size information in folder tips” option. You can find this one between the “Display file icon on thumbnails” and “Display the full path in the title bar.”

Click the OK button at the bottom.

You will no longer see folder size information.


  • When you hover over a folder in Quick access or This PC, no matter what state the above option is in, you will not find folder size information.
  • Follow the steps above and select instead of unselecting if you wish to revert to the default settings.

Here’s an alternate method:

Launch the Registry Editor.

Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.

Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.

Locate FolderContentsInfoTip in the right pane and double-click it.

In the Value data field, provide 1 (to show) or 0 (to hide).

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.