[BATCH File] – Count Files in a folder and store it in a variable

Simple batch file commands to count number of files in a folder or directory and then store it in a variable

Step 1: To Count the number of files in a folder including sub-folders.

dir /a:-d /s /b "Folder Path" | find /c ":\" > tempFile.txt

Above command counts the number of files in a folder (mentioned as “Folder Path”) and writes the count number to a text file. Note that replace Folder path in above command with your folder path Example: “C:\Folder”.

Step 2: Write Files count from text file to a Variable

SET /p FilesCount=<tempFile.txt

References:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/dir

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/set_1

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