I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have.
No errors were reported during the copying process. I'm guessing and hoping that these are merely some .DS_Store files that didn't copy over?
NOTE: These folders did require admin approval, which, to my knowledge proceeded without fail.
On small project folders using Git repos, a diff would not be difficult. Worst case scenario, I can download, install, and run a third party diff tool, but don't want to if I don't have to.
Can anyone say to some degree of certainty that these nominal file count differences are just negligible hidden OS files?
What are some common reasons these byte counts would be identical, but file counts be off? Is this an indexing issue?
I ran a third party diff tool (Kaleidoscope) which found no differences between the original folders and the destination folders. Still a mystery as to why the file counts would still be different.