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I'm bewildered that Dropbox doesn't tell users how many files there are in a folder, it sounds like such a simple thing to do, and extremely useful, and reassuring if we have the same number online compared to the hard drive. All other methods mentioned in this forum and others are such a hassle, and no, some users don't have all the equivalent files on their hard drive. Why doesn't Dropbox reply to these posts? Or even better, just fix it so we can see how many files there are.
Think I just figured this out... or at least how to see how many files are in a given folder... within a folder it will show you just above the file-names how many files you have selected. So, if you select all files within the folder, that will tell you the total number... (to select all files, first select the file at the top of the list, hold down the shift key while you scroll to the bottom and select the very last file) Unfortunately I don't see a way of selecting multiple folders to determine the number of files... if I stumble on it I will post..
I have the same questions regarding verification of files and folders that are synced from my hard drive and Dropbox.com. With no way to tell they are or how many folders and files I have to compare how can I have confidence with this action. It does seem like a logical and simple task anyone would want to do.
Dropbox support if the worst for any programs or software I have ever used from day one. They must support their clients better. Please fix this Dropbox. You need and extra $20 a year....you can have it.......put a person on the phone. Otherwise you will see people move on to personal clouds.
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