Solved

Windows File and Folders

Posted on 2015-02-21
6
105 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-21
On Windows 2008 R2 I have a simple folder with 2 Excel files and no subfolder
When I go to the properties of this folder it says :
COntent: 3 files , 0 folders

Where is the third file reported in "properties"  ? Option for displaying  hidden files is activated and I do not see any hidden file

I have copied the folder on a Windows 8 PRO PC and the problem is the same. Folder "properties" reports 3 files and it shows only 2 files

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:gadsad
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:cantoris
ID: 40623340
Enable viewing of System files too.

or from a command prompt in that location

dir /a

It's probably something like   desktop.ini
0
 

Author Comment

by:gadsad
ID: 40623356
You are right!

I found a file called thumbs.db 27136Kb

Can I ignore all these thumbs.db files?

Actually I am migrating from server A to server B. And I have a huge directory (80Go) that I am copying from source server A to target server B (using a utility call FREEFILESYNC) and all these thumb.db files and NOT copied. So target directory properties (number of files and size of directory) is NOT similar to source directory. Because all thumbs.db files are not copied. Could be this and issue in my migration ?

Thank you very much
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:cantoris
ID: 40623365
You can ignore them - they're just thumbnail database files for any images in the folder.

You could always experiment with disabling their creation via Group Policy:
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_turn_off_thumbsdb_in_windows_7.html
0
Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

 

Author Comment

by:gadsad
ID: 40623369
Ok thats fine.
Last question : it there a way to display folder properties WITHOUT accounting for all these system files?

Tks again
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
cantoris earned 500 total points
ID: 40623401
Not that I'm aware of.
A file count is a file count with no reference to what the files are.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gadsad
ID: 40623411
Tks
0

Featured Post

Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
The goal of this Micro Tutorial is to help navigate beginning users with the app store on Windows 8. It will explain exciting features how to maximize your PC through these apps. This will be demonstrated using Windows 8 operating system.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question