This little bat file is cobbled together from 3 other files that nearly achieved what I was after but none of them could do gB and MB
Basically, this will scan a folder and give the total size of all files and folders within it and return the output in MB and gB as opposed to the bat / dos usual which is just in bytes!
Just save the following as size.bat and run it as follows
Here’s the code
:size set savepath=%1 @echo off setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion set /a value=0 set /a sum=0 FOR /R %savepath% %%I IN (*) DO ( set /a value=%%~zI/1024 set /a sum=!sum!+!value! ) set /a meg=!sum!/1024 set /a gig=!meg!/1024 REM This section shows the following message if REM the size if over 1gB REM It also writes the information to the file REM dirsize.txt in the root of the folder scanned if %gig% LSS 1 goto undergig echo Total backup is approx !gig!gB or to be more precise !meg!MB >> "%savepath%\dirsize.txt" goto end :undergig REM this section just displays the following message REM if the directory size is under 1gb REM it also writes the information to the file REM dirsize.txt in the root of the folder scanned echo Total backup is under a gB or to be more precise !meg!MB >> "%savepath%\dirsize.txt" goto end :end pause