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# of files on Computer?

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#1 BrainyTehBrain


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

Is there any way or program to count the amount of files I have on my computer so I know how much progress my antivirus is making?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:59 PM

My AV program reflects that on the console screen, I use Avira AntiVir Personal.

Generally, any AV programs reflects that during the scan, IME.


#3 Stang777


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:25 AM

If you open your C drive and click on edit in the toolbar, you can click on select all, then right click on any highlighted folder and select properties. Towards the top of the box that opens, you will see the count of all files and folders on that drive. Do that on all drives, add the number of files on each drive together, and you will have the number of all files on your computer.

It can take several minutes for all the files to be counted once the properties box opens.

Before you do that, make sure that you have Windows set to not hide system files and to not hide protected files so that all your files are showing.

Edited by Stang777, 09 January 2010 - 02:23 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:31 AM

Stang777 Is spot on brainy teh brain! Click on c:/ then depress ctrl and press a at the same time to select all, right click and then select properties. you will see a file cound at the top


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