# Counting the number of files in a directory, command line style

by on June 17, 2010

I needed to count the number of files in a directory on a Windows 2003 server.  Here’s the command that can easily be scripted:

dir/b/a-d c:\directory | find /v /c “::”

You can also specify a file share instead of a directory name:

dir/b/a-d \\server\share | find /v /c “::”

If you want to count the number of files in a directory and all subdirectories, the command is:

dir/s/b/a-d \c:\directory | find /v /c “::”