File count wrong...........

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Warwick Webb, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Warwick Webb

    Warwick Webb Guest


    This is a very strange problem. I recently upgraded an XP system to Vista
    RC1. I have a single very large folder that contains about 20,000 MP3 files.
    When I right click on this folder and click Properties, Vista says there are
    about 28,000 files in that directory. This is definately not right.

    So I went into that directory and selected a subdirectory that contained
    only 5 files. When I right click on that directory, the count says 6. I have
    selected 'View Hidden & System Files', but there are no hidden files in that

    What is up with this? I'm just concerned that the filesystem itself may be

    One theory - does the 'file count' include directories? This would be
    strange, because there is also a separate directory count.
    Warwick Webb, Sep 29, 2006
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