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I have a directory in Windows containing many folders. I have to place one file in each folder, so I'd like to see at a glance if each folder contains a file. I tried enabling 'File Count' (see below) but nothing shows up at all under this column. How can I easily see if each folder contains a file? File count not visible.

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Please always include your OS. Solutions very often depend on the Operating System being used. Are you using Windows, Linux, Unix, OSX, BSD? Which version? – terdon Jan 10 '14 at 15:09
Write a script? (if you can) – Shiki Jan 10 '14 at 16:14

Try some different views. Some of them show different icons for empty and non-empty folders, e.g. tile:

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Unfortunately those are not always reliable. I have a few folders that have many files/folders in them that show as a blank folder. It may work for him where the folders all have just 1 or 0 files, but it doesn't work in all cases. – Danny Jan 10 '14 at 15:06
This, is a good compromise. I'd really like it to display properly in the 'Details' view though. – blarg Jan 10 '14 at 15:08
Yea, I was hoping to find a column to show the size of the contents, but this just doesn't seem to be natively supported. – Bob Jan 10 '14 at 15:12
If you select the folder in the LEFT pane, the count should appear at the bottom of the dialog. – rrirower Jan 10 '14 at 15:25
This only seems to work intermittently. Sometimes it won't 'display' a file in the folder even if it contains one – blarg Jan 15 '14 at 9:25

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