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where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 15, 2019 09:48PM
I am back in Mac OS (10.13), having just come from about 5 years under Win Pro7, and for the life of me, i cannot find how to have the finder tell me how many items are in a given folder. I got so used to using this in Windows, and i can't believe that this is not an option in the finder somewhere. is it? it's driving me nuts, because I juggle lots of files from folder to folder and i rely on being able to know how many are there at a quick glance.
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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 15, 2019 09:59PM
At the bottom of the open folder window is where I see it. Didn’t know it was an option







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2019 10:01PM by lost in space.
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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 15, 2019 10:08PM
Found it. In the Finder, the View menu/Show Status Bar

Or, to see # of items in folders on the DT, View/Show View Options/Show Item Info. Learn stuff all the time on this forum!







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2019 10:13PM by lost in space.
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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 15, 2019 10:08PM
In the Finder's "View" menu, select "Show Status Bar"
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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 16, 2019 12:30AM
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lost in space
At the bottom of the open folder window is where I see it. Didn’t know it was an option

It used to be the default. @#$%& you, Jonny Ives.



It is what it is.
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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 16, 2019 07:36AM
doncha love when things get redesigned and are worse and/or not as intuitive as they were?
citi just did that, as they seem to regularly.



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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: March 16, 2019 09:37AM
View/Show View Options/Show Item Info

This shows the number of items in each folder on the desktop.



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Re: where is the # of items in a folder...?
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 16, 2019 11:57AM
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Fritz
doncha love when things get redesigned and are worse and/or not as intuitive as they were?
citi just did that, as they seem to regularly.

Going from a few decades of MacOS 1-9 to OS X took a long time to re-train my fingers when Cmd-N changed from "New Folder" to "New Finder Window". I used to just type Cmd-N and start typing the name for the new folder.

Now it's Cmd-Shift-N, but my fingers have never been trained to do that.

And at some point TextWrangler/BBEdit changed Cmd-H from "find selection" to "Hide Application", that's a real shocker the first time you encounter it. They do have a way to map it back.
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