9/16/105:45 am MacMost Forum Question: Empty Folder is 120MB? hi I have a empty folder. But the size of the folder is 120 mb. How can I find what is in it.? Kindly help — Haresh Comments: One Response to “Empty Folder is 120MB?” Gary Rosenzweig 9/16/10 @ 5:53 am My guess is that you have an invisible file or two (.DS_Store most likely — this remembers icon and layout data from the folder). Open Terminal. Navigate to the folder like this: cd “users/yourusername/desktop/folder name” Then list all files like this: ls -al Of course, you need to use the path to your folder, not the path in the example. An easy way to do that is to type cd ” and then Option+drag the folder icon from the top of the folder’s window in the Finder, to the Terminal app. This will insert the name of the folder. Are you sure the file isn’t 120K, not 120MB? Keep in mind that 120K is less than .0005 of a percent of a 250GB hard drive. A drop in the bucket, in other words. If you no longer need the folder, then delete the whole folder. If you do need the folder later, it will have a .DS_Store file rewritten or recreated anyway. Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: Mac Photos Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular TutorialsRelative and Absolute Cell References In Numbers Creating Transparent Images With Pixelmator Macmost Now 2: MacBook Mobile Access Finder Hints and Shortcuts iMovie Basics Using the Keynote Presenter Display A Beginner’s Guide to the Red, Yellow and Green Window Buttons Using a Microphone With Your Mac Filling In the Sides of Vertical Video in iMovie Restoring Lost Dock and Finder Items InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.