File count

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CrxtJ7tOs4Iq
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File count

Post by CrxtJ7tOs4Iq » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:31 pm

Is it possible to get a file count of a folder using everything search? Sort of like how you can get its size?
I have found a work around using powershell and the commandline version of Everything but its painfully slow.

*EDIT*
It seems the data is readily available using "childfilecount: or childcount:" but just cant be displayed or sorted on through the GUI

void
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Re: File count

Post by void » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:39 pm

Currently, this is not easy.

You could try searching for the folder path and the file: search.
For example, to find the number of files in C:\windows, search for:
parent:c:\windows file:
The number of files is shown in the status bar.

You can also search for child file count with the childfilecount: search function, for example, to find folders with more than 500 files, search for:
childfilecount:>500

The next major version of Everything will have an optional file count column.

CrxtJ7tOs4Iq
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Re: File count

Post by CrxtJ7tOs4Iq » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:42 pm

I will patiently wait...

:)

Thank you for the amazing tool!

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