Do you need to know the size of a file on your Mac? There are three ways to find out: by using Finder, Terminal, or a third-party app. In this blog post, we will show you how to do it using each method. Let’s get started!
what is a file?
A file is a collection of data that is stored on a computer. Files can be created, opened, edited, and deleted. They can contain text, images, or other types of data. When you want to know the size of a file, you are looking for the amount of space that it takes up on your computer. This can be helpful when you are trying to free up space on your hard drive or when you want to know how large a file is before you download it.
Check file size on Mac with Finder
The easiest way to find out the size of a file on Mac is using Finder. Open Finder. Click on the “View” menu and select “Show View Options.” A new window will appear. In this window, check the box next to “Size.” The size of each file will be displayed in Finder.
Finder is the default file manager on Mac computers. With Finder, you can browse through your computer’s files, view their contents, and open them. You can also delete files or folders from Finder. To access Finder, click on the “Finder” icon in your Dock.
Check file size on Mac with Command + I
To find the file size in Finder, first open the folder that contains the file. Then, click on the file to select it and press Command + I on your keyboard. This will open the Get Info window. In this window, you will see the size of the file under “General.”
Check file size on Mac with ls command in terminal
If you want to find the file size using Terminal, open Terminal and type in “ls -lh.” This will give you a list of all files in the current directory, along with their sizes. To find a specific file’s size, type “ls -lh filename” (replacing “filename” with the name of your file).
how to delete a file on Mac
Deleting a file on Mac is easy! Just follow these steps: Move the file to the Trash. Open the Trash. Click on the file you want to delete. Press “Command + Delete” on your keyboard. The file will be deleted immediately.
How to change the size of a file on Mac?
You can’t actually change the size of a file on your Mac. However, you can compress files to make them smaller. Compressing a file will reduce its size, but it may also reduce the quality of the file. To compress a file, follow these steps:
Right-click on the file and select “Compress.” A new window will appear. In this window, select the type of compression you want to use (ZIP or JPEG). Select a location for the compressed file and click “Save.” The file will be compressed and saved in the selected location.
How to check the size of my hard drive on Mac?
To check the size of your hard drive on Mac, follow these steps: Open Finder. Click on the “Go” menu and select “Utilities.” Double-click on “Disk Utility.” Select your hard drive in the left sidebar. The size of your hard drive will be displayed in the middle of the window.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn how to find the file size on your Mac! If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below.