Display the number of files and folders in a folder and its subfolders
I would appreciate to have the ability to see in the properties how many files and folders does a selection of files and folders contain (files and folders selected, plus all the files and folders in all the subfolders of the selection) on the website, like it is possible on Windows: today, you can only know how many elements you have ticked, or how many files and folders does only one folder contain (without including the files and folders in the subfolders).
Thank you for sharing this. We don’t have specifics to share, but wanted to provide an update that we are looking into this for future updates.
Heres a workaround if you are creating a backup for photos.
Ive uploaded the entire folder of pictures, in my case: I work with Raw files from my camera (CR2 files), I was surprised that I was able to upload them all and then created an album from it.
1. Upload your files to a specific folder
2. Create an album
3. Select content, but go to: files instead of the default photos
4. Select everything. Click Add (top left corner of the screen, its actually easy to dismiss)
5. Wait a few minutes and see if your pictures matches.
In my case, Ive uploaded a folder with 500 files, and before deleting from my local folder, Ive found that I had only 345 files out of those 500.
In another copy, Ive found my 1,000 files matching my 1,000 album photo items.
I hope this welps meanwhile Microsoft fixes this.
Im literally trying the same as everyone, paid an additional space in my one drive to move from another platform and I can't see how many files I've moved.. Its nonsense.
There are many limitations with Sharepoint if one exceeds the maximum # of total files & folders that are inside a main folder and within all the subfolders within that main folder. e.g. 5,000 file/folder limit that causes issues with permissions, performance, etc. This is why it's imperative to have the ability to easily know how many total files/folders are contained in that main folder and within all of its subfolders, similar to how you can do it in Windows file explorer. Plus, we need it to know if all contents in a subfolder was successfully transfered over during migration through a comparison. It's absurd that you don't offer this basic function. It shouldn't be a Power shell task to do it.
Needs to apply to SharePoint Online as well.
We love Office 365.... not having this feature is kind of crazy
Please add this feature... Powershell is not the solution for the end user... OneDrive is OFFICE, OFFICE are users.....
how stupid of not having info of files folders/subfolders with size..
...Staggering MS OneDrive doesn't have this simple feature. It is literally one of the top 5 bits of info needed to manage files in the cloud. MS is hot garbage.
THIS IDEA WAS SUGGESTED IN 2015. How is this not a thing yet???! Microsoft stop putting out half baked products.
I cannot believe that it is not possible to see how many photos I have uploaded to OneDrive! I am currently trying to switch from another Cloud service but I will not risk missing pictures as I cannot compare them. In the meantime, I am forced to pay for both services!
Paresh Bhagwatkar commented
Please make this feature ASAP. Come on....this is a very basic feature. We need it to make sure that OneDrive Web is reflecting all the files from the local drive. I usually do this by comparing size and number of files/fodders.
Please! Don't "Think about it" too much! It's only been almost five years.
This feature is absolutely necessary, I wouldn't think that it is not present. How do I ensure that I fully uploaded all the files and folders without checking the nos of files and their volüme?
It is insane that this feature is not available.
Can you also include view details when selecting multiple files or folders? Like view total files/folders size.
We are experiencing problems with lost files in Web upload. This feature would help people to more easily see if all files have been uploaded.
John Thomlinson commented
Agreed. This is a very basic ask. When OneDrive tells me it is up to date, but the number of files in the shared directory is different on my two computers, how am I supposed to know which of the computers is not synced?
Please include the feature that is on the desktop properties for folders in sharepoint folders. It would be very beneficial to see total files and folders transferred.
Jamie Weldon commented
Just adding to the list ... please include the number of files in a folder on the web view of a one drive folder. It would be very helpful. It's been on the 'thinking about it' list since March 2019.
Brian Heisler commented
I am amazed this is not available; I was searching for this and fully expected to find some answers. I never would have guessed it's not even offered. That's an embarrassingly poor miss on MS' part. How are you truly expected to use this platform to upload/backup files? How would you know your files are all there/have been uploaded?
Yes, this is important to be able to know whether an uploaded folder with nested sub-folders was fully successful in being uploaded.
Cannot wait to hopefully soon have this option - see exact data (# files and actual file size - not size on disk) for current file, folder and / or current folder and sub-folder structure.