I’m in the process of backing up some of my data. After (presumably) updating my back up music folder on my external hard drive, I check the size of both my back up music folder and my standard music folder and they differ.
A possible reason for this is that the standard music folder is updated with album art fagotry. As such, I want to be able to count how many mp3s (I can live with ignoring the other music formats) I have on a folder. How can I do this?
Other work arounds to guarantee that I have the same music files on both folders are also welcome.
I’m on Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
You can do this by:
*.mp3in the search box
- see the file count at the bottom of the window
(PS. I’m not showing you my music collection :P)
If you want to compare the 2 folders, use the technique here. It basically uses the command line and robocopy (included with win8).
Copied and pasted from above link:
ROBOCOPY “\\FileShare\SourceFolder” “\\FileShare\ComparisonFolder” /e /l /ns /njs /njh /ndl /fp /log:reconcile.txt
Explanation of the command switches used above:
- /e Recurse through sub-directories (including empty ones)
- /l Don’t modify or copy files, log differences only
- /fp Include the full path of files in log (only necessary if you omit /ndl)
- /ns Don’t include file sizes in log
- /ndl Don’t include folders in log
- /njs Don’t include Job Summary
- /njh Don’t include Job Header
- /log:reconcile.txt Write log to reconcile.txt (Recreate if exists)
- /log+: reconcile.txt (Optional variant) Write log to reconcile.txt (Append if exists)