One nuisance with Google Drive is that there's no easy way to count the number of files in a given folder. Here are some ways to do that.
Google Operating System highlights three ways to count files in a folder within the browser:
- Right-click on a folder and select 'Download'. You'll often (but not always) see a count of the included files.
- Open a folder, scroll to the end of the list, type A to select all, choose 'More' and select 'Move to'. That will give you a total number of files, after which you can cancel the move.
- Control-click a folder to open in a new tab. The new tab will show the number of files, but only if there are less than 500.
It's hard to recommend a single browser method, since none works reliably all the time. Installing the Google Drive app solves that problem, that isn't always an option on locked-down corporate systems. While Google enthusiasts would undoubtedly argue that file counts and folders aren't part of the Google approach, it's still a handy way of keeping track of some kinds of work.
Find the Number of Files From a Google Drive Folder [Google Operating System]