Simple Question - How to count files in folder / subfolders?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by coolspot18, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. coolspot18 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Windows Explorer can count files by right clicking on a folder and choosing "properties".

    OSX Finder Get info doesn't seem to count the number of files - especially on a network drive.

    Is there a way to count the number of files in a folder in OSX?

    Thanks.
     
  2. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    At least for me under Snow Leopard, the Get Info window will show an item count for a folder in the "Size:" line:

    Size: 117.9 MB on disk (117667424 bytes) for 382 items

    This may take a while to calculate, especially for larger folders.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Or, in Show View Options (in Leopard at least) check Show item info and it will display the number of items for each folder in Icon View without even highlighting it. And, if you open the folder you want that info for, it's displayed in the bar at the bottom.
     
  4. coolspot18 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah - you guys are right - perhaps it takes a while to calculate.
     

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