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how can I make settings to have this visible? I want every folder show the number of items included. On my Mac, the grey bar with 25 is not visible.

How can I get Finder to draw this count on the bar shown in the red circle?


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You can see the file count by enabling Status Bar in Finder. To do this, click View -> Show Status Bar on the menu bar, or press Command + /.

Finder window with View menu bar section open and Show Status Bar highlighted

  • no it doesn't work. it doesn't show any number of items
    – Claire
    Feb 19, 2021 at 21:08
  • When you click "Show Status Bar", does a status bar appear at the bottom of Finder? If so, what does it display (if not the item count)?
    – quartzic
    Feb 19, 2021 at 21:33
  • I did it! it couldn't be pressed but I created a new folder and followed your steps again. Now it could be pressed! So thanks! yes the numbers of items are shown now!
    – Claire
    Feb 19, 2021 at 22:01
  • Updating for OSX 13 Ventura: the status bar shows a list of folders, beginning with root and up to the current folder. It also shows the number of items in the selected folder, and available disk space. Selecting an individual folder in the status bar opens it, and shows the number of items it contains. Nov 25, 2022 at 19:56

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