In OSX 10.9.1, I have a folder on the desktop which is empty in the Finder view, but the icon info says '8 items' – see screen grab:
I have checked for invisible files via search>show invisible and with an FTP app which lists files including those beginning with a dot (which are usually hidden), but cannot see 8 files.
Is this a known bug with desktop icons? Is there a solution? It's infuriating when deleting folders and wanting to make absolutely sure not to lose files.