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External Hard Drive Properties

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  1. OrganizedGal

    OrganizedGal Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2015

    I have two NTFS external hard drives: "HD1" and "HD2". I was copying a folder from "HD1" to "HD2" that is nested about 6 or 7 subfolders and I get and error that says "The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path." From reading on forums and from my experience, if I click "Skip", the file and folders are still copied to HD2. Also, I tried copying the most nested "subfolder 7" to the main folder and then dragged it to "subfolder 6" without getting an error.

    Either way, it looks like both hard drive folders contain the same amount of files and folders when I manually open each folder but I noticed when right click to see the folder properties, the "Contains" item shows a different number of files and folders. Even as I was going through the nested subfolders to find discrepancies, the folder properties would say it contained 344 files but I opened the folder and it had 345 files.

    Is there a Windows program that will list each folder and subfolder and show exactly how many files and folder each one contains? I'd like to make sure both hard drives contain the same files but I'm afraid of downloading some program that does this because of privacy concerns.

    I hope this isn't too long and confusing. Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    what is your OS? I use synchtoy on my W7 box.
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