File Properties vs Windows Defender: Number of files is different


  1. Posts : 373
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
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    File Properties vs Windows Defender: Number of files is different


    If I right-click on Program Files, and select Properties, the number of files is 7,559.

    But if I right-click on Program Files, and select Scan With Windows Defender, the final dialog says that 143,953 files were scanned.

    Note that hidden files are visible.

    Is there any explanation for the difference in the file counts?
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  2. Posts : 16,897
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    If you were to scan, for example, a single zip file then WD's results would tell you the number of files within it. There are other file types with similar behaviour.

    Denis
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