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Get File Size – Find The Size Of A File Before Downloading It

by Dwarka Rao 21 January 2010 One Comment

Get File Size is developed especially for all those Internet users who are dedicated lovers of the old daddy, Internet Explorer. Get File Size is actually a free Internet Explorer add on which lets you find the size of any file before actually downloading it.

All you need to do is just install this program this program and simply right click on the file that you want to find the size and click on the option labeled as Get File Size. That is it, the program will open a window which will display you with all the details like File Size, estimated download time, the date when the file was modified. And Get File Size also supports the download resuming.

And when you try Get File Size on any image, you will find that it displays the dimensions of the picture too.  Apart from Internet Explorer, it is compatible on Opera and few IE based browsers like Avast Internet Browser.


  • Easy to use as you can install it and simply run it
  • Once you right click on any file and select the option, it displays you with all the detailed information without even downloading it
  • Displays you the estimated download time
  • Displays web server response headers
  • Performs well enough with FTP servers
  • Retrieves image dimensions





Although Get File Size displays you with all the information that a user want to know before actually downloading it, but the whole process is amazingly fast.


All the information provided by Get File Size is right at the centre of the dart. Even though, it extracts all the information even downloading the file, the info is so reliable.


All the information you require will be displayed in one single window. So there is no confusion and complexity involved in the user interface.


Apart from letting you know the size of any file before downloading it, it also provides you with other information like estimated time for download, date when it was last modified and dimensions (if it is a picture).


  • Lightweight
  • User friendly graphical interface
  • Lets you know the information about a file that can only be gathered after downloading it
  • Since it just an add on, it hardly consumes your system resources


  • Not compatible with few other popular browsers like Firefox, this surely makes it less popular.


Get File Size is a handy freeware because it offers you with the information that one always wish to know before downloading any file and since it is just a add on, it will surely encourage you to go for it. If you are an Internet Explorer lover, then this add-on is ONLY for you.



One Comment »

  • Alireza said:

    Is there any sites or website for checking the all file sizes?! you know

    something like this : http://wgtools.com/link-checker/
    this site only check the links for dead or working links.! but it could so

    helpful if we can find a website for checking the files size. you know.?
    For example:
    I have 20 Rapidshare.com links and i want to check their size.

    link1+link2+link3+ …

    Total : 1.5 GB

    I wondering, is there anything like this or this is just my illusion !!!!

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