Apparently my puny hard drive can't handle the awesomeness of Payday 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Fallout: New Vegas all being installed on my hard disk at the same time.

I spent all my money buying Payday, XCOM and New Vegas so now I can't afford a bigger hard drive. I need to uninstall some of my old games to make room.

Is there a way to sort my Steam games by size on disk? I would prefer to only remove one game rather than several.

  • Before you ask, it's 120 GB. – Steve V. Aug 16 '13 at 1:31
  • The 120gb is an ssd right? Don't you have another drive where you can install games on? – Lyrion Aug 16 '13 at 6:39
  • @Lyrion - Nope. It's not an SSD, it's just a standard 120GB hard drive. I have a very cheap gaming computer so that I can have a very nice work computer. – Steve V. Aug 16 '13 at 14:55
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    Wouldn't it be nicer to spend a little less money on your working computer and some more on your gaming computer? Well depending on your work ofcourse... – Lyrion Aug 19 '13 at 6:29

Yes. If you go to library and use 'list view' (accessible using the circled button) , then right click in the bar which says Games/Status/Metascore you can select the displayed columns. Click on 'Size on Disk' so that appears as a column, then click on the column header to sort.

Steam menu bar

If it defaults to showing them in descending order, another click will change the order to ascending.

  • Nice. That probably doesn't include savegames stored e.g. at %appdata%, right? – Zommuter Aug 16 '13 at 10:05
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    Additional Suggestion: windirstat.info - Windirstat is a great tool for hard drive useage. You can select a drive or a folder (in case there are other things on the drive that might be taking up space) and get stats and a visualization of what is taking up space. (Especially if you have "other" stuff on the drive in question) – WernerCD Aug 16 '13 at 13:12
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    Addition to additional suggestion: for Linux (and probably SteamOS) baobab (Gnome's disk usage analyzer) does very well – Wilf Nov 18 '15 at 0:39
  • Thanks! This is very hard to find. I'll add that if you are sorting by something else (like categories) then the Size On Disk will not override that (you'll still get the games sorted in categories, then size). So you need to click the drop-down to the right of the search box and choose "Installed" (which will also filter out any non-installed games). – mgiuca Dec 12 '17 at 21:16
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    Disk Inventory X is the Mac OSX version of WinDirStat and his highly recommended for Mac users: derlien.com – disperse Feb 22 '18 at 0:25

In the newer version of Steam, go to LIBRARY

and in the second block ("shelf") under "WHAT'S NEW", set dropdown to "ALL" and "SORT BY" "Size on Disk".

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