Powershell: Count items in a folder with PowerShell

You should use Measure-Object to count things. In this case it would look like:

Write-Host ( Get-ChildItem c:\MyFolder | Measure-Object ).Count;

or if that’s too long

Write-Host ( dir c:\MyFolder | measure).Count;

and in PowerShell 4.0 use the measure alias instead of mo

Write-Host (dir c:\MyFolder | measure).Count;

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