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How can I get a file count in a specific folder?

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I would like a script that I can run which will produce an output file which numbers the file count in a specific folder.

For instance at this path:  C:\data\, I would like to run a script, not to be kept within the data folder, but externally, which would produce a text file which lists the amount of files found in the data folder.

If there are 2 files, I would like the output file to be produced, called files.txt, and within the files.txt file it should list the following:  2 files found, and the time stamp as well.

The files.txt should be created at C:\filecount\ folder.
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Barry MolenwijkTechnical Support Specialist II

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$Filecount = (Get-Childitem C:\data -Recurse).Count
$Timestamp = Get-Date -Format "dd-MM-yyyy H:mm:ss"
$Message = "$($Timestamp) | $($Filecount) files found."

Does that work for you?
Barry MolenwijkTechnical Support Specialist II

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That would be PowerShell btw.
Barry MolenwijkTechnical Support Specialist II

Commented:
D'oh. Add one more line.

$Message | Out-File C:\filecount\files.txt -Append
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NewVillageIT,
this will count the additional lines of the dir output (volume information, summary etc) as well, not only the files.

Steve Knight,
this will only work on English versions of Windows; the "dir" output is localized (and it will not count hidden files).
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oBdA ... pedantic on :-)  Yes can soon add /a to the line to get files including hidden.... and change the word File(s) to the relevant one for your lingo!
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Oops... This one.

@echo off
for /f %%a in ('dir /b /a:-d c:\data ^| find /c /v ""') do (
  echo %%a files found %date% %time% >> C:\filecount\files.txt
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Thanks for all the assistance.

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