How Can I Find The Number Of Files On C Drive?

  1.    15 Jan 2018 #1

    How Can I Find The Number Of Files On C Drive?

    I need to know the number of files, all of them, on C:\ (not the amount of used space).
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       15 Jan 2018 #2

    Right-click the C: drive icon and choose Properties. You won't see all of the files as Windows hides/protects the Operating System files unless in File Explorer you click, on the menu tab, View, Options, View tab and uncheck, or check, some things to make more files visible. When done be sure to go back and reset what you did.
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  3.    15 Jan 2018 #3

    <<Right-click the C: drive icon and choose Properties.>>
    Hmmm, this is all I get:
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       15 Jan 2018 #4

    As I said, in File Explorer [or the older Windows Explorer] go to the Menu bar, click View, at the right end click Options then click the middle or View tab. Oops, I originally said menu tab, meant Menu bar.
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  5.    15 Jan 2018 #5

    When I click "Options" the only things in the drop-down are "Change folder and search options" and "LastPass Toolbar"
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    and choosing "Change folder and search options" > View brings up
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    but I don't see anything about the number of files.

    Thanks for looking into this, Berton, sorry if I'm a bit dense about it
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       15 Jan 2018 #6


    For a quick down and dirty, at admin command prompt, type chkdsk C:
    You'll get this which includes number of files. There are 3rd party tools also, like Windirstat.
    WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

    C:\Users\dhubb\Desktop>chkdsk c:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is Win 10 RTM.
    WARNING!  /F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
      409344 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
      10007 large file records processed.
      0 bad file records processed.
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
      24144 reparse records processed.
      499148 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
      0 unindexed files scanned.
      0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
      24144 reparse records processed.
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
      44903 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
      33606208 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.
     100112288 KB total disk space.
      41658256 KB in 191223 files.
        133156 KB in 44904 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
        519844 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      57801032 KB available on disk.
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
      25028072 total allocation units on disk.
      14450258 allocation units available on disk.
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  7.    15 Jan 2018 #7

    Give this a try,

    JAM Software - Customer Area
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  8. Barman58's Avatar
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       15 Jan 2018 #8

    Set the folder options to show hidden [Not done for image below ]

    Open C:from file manager

    Press Ctrl+A to select all folders/files in C:\

    Right click select properties

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  9.    15 Jan 2018 #9

    Thanks f14tomcat and stormy13 ~
    I used to use both WinDirStat and TreeSizeFree several years ago, I've just downloaded the latest of each and I'll give 'em a try
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