What are "Folder Children" , "File Children" and "All Children"

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
In Windows Explorer, when choosing the columns in the details vew, three of the options to choose are Folder Children, File Children, and All Children.  What are these and what do they mean?
Question by:Duchenne
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    Expert Comment

    Have you installed any media programs such VLC or have you installed a program called Folder Size? This is what would cause this.

    Author Comment

    I have installed both of the programs you mentioned, but what do the terms mean?  What information do these categories tell me?  Thanks.
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    Expert Comment

    The programs create these folders. Its ok it does not cause any problems to your system.
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    Accepted Solution

    From this review of Folder Size:
    Folder Children, File Children and All Children display the total folders, total files and total files plus folders respectively. With all these activated, you don't have to check the Properties of each folder to find out the number of files and their sizes anymore. Unfortunately, activating all these options will definitely use up some resources.

    So they only apply to folders, and tell you how many other folders are contained within the given folder (aka children folders), how many files are within the folder (aka children files), and how many folders + files are withing the folder (aka all children).

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