I do not even know how could you think about system-wide folder size calculation limiting. This is not really good if your focus goes that way usually...
Sure I meant Explorer and sure I use Q-Dir as a handy integrated workaround. Nevertheless I believe an operating system manufacturer should deliver a limited built-in toolset but a powerful one.
Microsoft policy is a negation of this rule - they pack their system with a plethora of pointless, useless toy-tools. And - interesting - they are usually still to complicated for an average American lady while too simplistic for anybody more demanding - hehe.
So, I am aware NTFS brings no built-in accounting, so getting folder size requires nasty iterative WIN32_FIND_DATA requests. So - nobody asks to have it a front-end Explorer feature! But there should be an option to reveal this info in column in a purpose to easiliy evaluate where your disk is being eaten too fasts. Why a separate tool for that??? Why the hell practially all Windows system tools have to be replaced with more efficient alternatives if you only think about your computer as a productivity tool not a grandma fun-box?
If MS wants to keep itself off the road to perdition they have to deliver quality products not confusing ones. Windows is well know with nasty habit of nearly uncontrolled disk consumption. Their crazy "Windows Installer" service makes a hidden copy of each and every software installer - regardless it is 10MB utility or 500MB colos. I could find 1GB installer files stored on C: drive just for nothing but... proper software uninstallation (argghhh!!!).
Each and every windows update is stored endlessly too - unless you manually delete it. The system volume shadow copy (why default on desktop systems???) is an another abyss...
And Microsoft gives you no single utility to protect your precious disk real estate but grab it as a notorious bankster! And then they feel so suprised with avarall hatered... morons lead by stinky Ballmer fat piece of ****.