Amount of files on a drive?

Philip Swartzleonard starx at
Wed Feb 6 05:57:54 CET 2002

G. Willoughby || Tue 05 Feb 2002 07:56:57a:

> i am using this at the minute:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> import win32api
> import string
> import os
> def countFiles(arg, dir, files):
>     for file in files:
>         count=count+1
> fileListings=[]
> driveList=string.split(win32api.GetLogicalDriveStrings(),'\0')[:-1]
> for drive in driveList:
>     os.path.walk(drive, countFiles, 0)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> but its pretty slow any other suggestion how i could speed it up??

Well, first determine how long it actually takes (time it), and see how it 
compares to say, selecting everything on the drive and hitting properties 
in the context menu to get a count (i.e. see how good windows itself is at 
it). It took my 800mhz athlon about 35 seconds to tell me that i have 6.15 
gigs in 101,064 files in 3,930 folders on my C drive. Counting on that 
scale can get slow.

Philip Sw "Starweaver" [rasx] ::

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