Show Item Info in Finder

You can see more than just a file or folder name in the Finder’s icon view. With the desktop selected, or any Finder window showing icon view, choose View, Show View Options. Then check off Show Item Info. Folders now show the number of files in them. Some files show their size. Video and audio files show their duration. Images show their dimensions. This makes icon view much more useful.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Show Item Info in Finder”

    11 years ago

    I like your suggestion of this feature, but it doesn't seem to be available to me in OS 10.5.8.

      11 years ago

      No, it was probably introduced with Snow Leopard in 2009.

    11 years ago

    ... or 10.6.7. Thanks for all the great stuff, Gary; very much appreciated. js

    Jacqui Cyrus
    11 years ago

    Hi Gary:
    This is a wonderful site. I'm hoping it will assist me in becoming a better iPad user.

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