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.


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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