How do I find out the number of files and folders in a folder?

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  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

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    How do I find out the number of files and folders in a folder?
     
  2. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Finder > View > View Options > Tick Show Info
     
  3. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't exist.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    cant you right click it and get info for # of files?
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    My Finder window shows however many folder/files (combined) are in the currently selected folder.It runs along the bottom of the Finder window along with the remaining HD space.

    Doesn't help if you want to know how many are in more than selection.
     
  6. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Get Info doesn't show # of files.
     
  7. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    It shows up on my mini. :confused:
     
  8. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    It does exist. Click on Finder, now in the menu-bar click view, then click Show View Options, then tick the box "Show Item Info".
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    This won't work if a folder is selected, so, to be clear, click anywhere on your Desktop that's empty, then follow the above directions.

    Shortcut: click on Desktop, then ⌘-J.

    Edit: No, I was wrong: you need to be in icon view, not it column or list view, for this to work, but it'll work anywhere. In whatever Finder window you're using, be sure to click on the icon view (or hit ⌘-1).
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It doesn't always exist there...

    If I follow these instructions with a Finder window open in 10.4.4, I only get the options for Text Size, Show Icons and Show Preview colum

    If I click on the Desktop and leave it open, I get the remaining options.

    Not entirely sure that Gary wants to see them all the time though. I had the impression he just wanted a way to see the quantities occasionally.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Of course, this still doesn't answer the OP's question: he wants to know the number of files and folders, presumably not the total number but the number of each.
     
  12. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Dont have a Finder window open, just click on the desktop then proceed to follow my directions.
     
  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    As I mentioned above, this seems to work in any Finder window, as long as you're in Icon View (⌘-1).
     
  14. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Oh woops, here is the solution.

    Open Finder, hit the button next to the different view options, the one that has the tool on it. Click that and then click Show View Options. Then click show item info.
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Again, this only works in Icon view.
     
  16. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'm well aware of what to do. I was just pointing out that it was perfectly possible for the original poster to say those options didn't exist if he'd set up his default click on the Finder to bring up a new Finder window
     
  17. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    True, I know no other ways. Sorry.
     
  18. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got it working, now. It is somewhat helpful that it shows # of folders + files, but I would like a separate number for both.
     
  19. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I show the number of files and folders (including in all subdirectories) of a certain folder, though?
     
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