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How Many Files On The Hard Drive

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#1 Twinmum


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:09 AM

Really only a trivial question. I'm in the process of cleaning up my hard drive in preparation for a possible reformat (hopefully that won't be needed though) Anyway, while doing a scan to find and destroy a problem I am having I discovered that I have around 185000 files to scan :thumbsup: The last scan I did stalled after 8 hours and just short of all files. So I have been uninstalling programs that are no longer in use , transferring photos to disk and generally cleaning things out to cut down the number before I retry the scan. I was curious to see roughly how many files I have managed to get rid of, but I'm not sure how to work out how many are still there besides right clicking every folder and adding up the totals or doing another scan and seeing how many it finds this time.
Can someone enlighten me?

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:40 AM

FWIW: I did a complete AV scan of this system yesterday...over 750,000 files. The scan took (I think) a couple of hours, as I continued to work on the system.

Scanning less than 25% of my number...should never take 8 hours or anything close to that.

I guesss that I should backtrack...what do you mean by "scan", what program/function were you using? If you mean that you ran chkdsk...I suspect that you have hard drive situations needing attention.


Edited by hamluis, 04 October 2008 - 10:47 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:12 AM

Im not sure if you did this already, but you should clear out your temporary internet files and cookies. These files often take up allot of time when doing a complete scan with any program.

Edited by ice2921, 04 October 2008 - 09:12 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:31 AM

To find out how many files, run chkdsk at the command prompt.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

Xinorbis can help: http://www.freshney.org/xinorbis/index.htm

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