8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2012 8:15 AM by mende1
karibedford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently purchased a new iMac with Mountain Lion and I pretty much hate it. I have been a fan of just about EVERY update, so I am not resistant to change. I just think this is an inferior product. It is slow, clunky, and the update alerts remind me of everything that I hated about PCs. Meh.

 

Anyway, one of the main problems I have with it is that in previous versions, when I opened a folder, there was a little bit of information at the bottom of the folder that told me how many files were in that folder. As a photographer, I use this information ALL THE TIME. I realize I can click on the folder and "get info" to see how many files are in it...but this is extremely inefficient (especially considering how slow the brand new system is -- in spite of the 3.4 Hz processor and 16GB of RAM).

 

I can't seem to find anything in the preferences that allows me to change this. If there is a way, I would greatly appreciate it if someone would tell me how! Thank you!


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    Open Monitor Activity, select File > Save, open the file and copy the file here

  • 2. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    karibedford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Active Memory: 1.88 GB

    Free Memory: 91.6 MB

    Wired Memory: 1.33 GB

    Used Memory: 15.90 GB

    Inactive Memory: 12.69 GB

    Total VM: 232.58 GB

    Number of processes: 92

     

     

    PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem   

    0      kernel_task               root       1.6      893.4 MB        10.17 GB        

    1      launchd                   root       0.0      2.3 MB          2.39 GB         

    11     UserEventAgent            root       0.0      4.6 MB          2.41 GB         

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    14     notifyd                   root       0.0      1.8 MB          2.40 GB         

    15     securityd                 root       0.0      10.2 MB         2.41 GB         

    16     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      2.3 MB          2.39 GB         

    17     powerd                    root       0.0      2.4 MB          2.41 GB         

    18     configd                   root       0.0      4.9 MB          2.39 GB         

    19     syslogd                   root       0.0      1.5 MB          2.40 GB         

    20     cfprefsd                  root       0.0      1.8 MB          2.39 GB         

    21     distnoted                 root       0.0      2.3 MB          2.41 GB         

    22     opendirectoryd            root       0.0      11.8 MB         2.43 GB         

    30     warmd                     nobody     0.0      6.1 MB          2.39 GB         

    31     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      2.5 MB          2.40 GB         

    34     stackshot                 root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.39 GB         

    37     revisiond                 root       0.0      3.0 MB          2.41 GB         

    38     ptmd                      root       0.0      1.7 MB          2.38 GB         

    42     mds                       root       0.0      127.6 MB        2.93 GB         

    43     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.0      3.9 MB          2.40 GB         

    46     loginwindow               karibedfor 0.0      22.0 MB         2.49 GB         

    47     locationd                 _locationd 0.0      7.9 MB          2.41 GB         

    48     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.37 GB         

    50     hidd                      root       0.6      3.2 MB          2.39 GB         

    51     fseventsd                 root       0.0      15.5 MB         2.42 GB         

    53     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      808 KB          2.32 GB         

    55     dpd                       root       0.0      1.9 MB          2.38 GB         

    56     appleeventsd              _eppc      0.0      3.2 MB          2.41 GB         

    59     blued                     root       0.0      4.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    61     autofsd                   root       0.0      2.1 MB          2.39 GB         

    62     apsd                      root       0.0      9.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    63     coreservicesd             root       0.0      24.8 MB         2.43 GB         

    66     WindowServer              _windowser 2.7      52.1 MB         2.97 GB         

    74     netbiosd                  _netbios   0.0      3.3 MB          2.40 GB         

    75     CVMServer                 root       0.0      1.9 MB          2.41 GB         

    91     networkd                  _networkd  0.0      1.4 MB          2.39 GB         

    100    aosnotifyd                root       0.0      8.5 MB          2.41 GB         

    113    logind                    root       0.0      2.0 MB          2.39 GB         

    114    coreaudiod                _coreaudio 2.2      9.3 MB          2.40 GB         

    120    launchd                   karibedfor 0.0      1.6 MB          2.39 GB         

    123    UserEventAgent            karibedfor 0.0      10.1 MB         2.41 GB         

    124    distnoted                 karibedfor 0.0      3.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    126    cfprefsd                  karibedfor 0.0      2.3 MB          2.39 GB         

    132    pboard                    karibedfor 0.0      996 KB          2.32 GB         

    137    usernoted                 karibedfor 0.0      4.4 MB          2.41 GB         

    141    talagent                  karibedfor 0.0      7.9 MB          2.43 GB         

    142    Dock                      karibedfor 0.0      31.0 MB         2.47 GB         

    143    SystemUIServer            karibedfor 0.0      23.3 MB         2.50 GB         

    144    Finder                    karibedfor 0.0      127.3 MB        2.66 GB         

    154    filecoordinationd         root       0.0      12.5 MB         2.39 GB         

    159    Notification Center       karibedfor 0.0      15.3 MB         2.46 GB         

    162    imagent                   karibedfor 0.0      6.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    169    AirPort Base Station Agen karibedfor 0.0      2.0 MB          2.38 GB         

    172    NetworkBrowserAgent       karibedfor 0.0      7.7 MB          2.41 GB         

    178    fontd                     karibedfor 0.0      5.8 MB          2.44 GB         

    181    Photo Stream              karibedfor 0.0      17.0 MB         2.44 GB         

    186    com.apple.dock.extra      karibedfor 0.0      18.1 MB         2.44 GB         

    187    lsboxd                    karibedfor 0.0      4.3 MB          2.41 GB         

    189    launchd                   _spotlight 0.0      1.0 MB          2.39 GB         

    192    distnoted                 _spotlight 0.0      1.9 MB          2.41 GB         

    216    AppleSpell.service        karibedfor 0.0      17.0 MB         2.44 GB         

    243    ntpd                      root       0.0      1.3 MB          2.32 GB         

    525    syspolicyd                root       0.0      7.5 MB          2.39 GB         

    569    Photo Mechanic            karibedfor 0.5      535.1 MB        1.33 GB         

    1047   storeagent                karibedfor 0.0      12.2 MB         2.42 GB         

    1061   maspushagent              karibedfor 0.0      5.5 MB          2.40 GB         

    2094   SleepServicesD            root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.34 GB         

    2118   cfprefsd                  _spotlight 0.0      1.4 MB          2.39 GB         

    2139   taskgated                 root       0.0      3.8 MB          2.40 GB         

    2156   cookied                   karibedfor 0.0      1.6 MB          2.39 GB         

    2176   Safari                    karibedfor 0.0      63.7 MB         3.57 GB         

    2181   xpcd                      karibedfor 0.0      6.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    2185   com.apple.iCloudHelper    karibedfor 0.0      6.2 MB          2.41 GB         

    2283   pbs                       karibedfor 0.0      6.9 MB          2.40 GB         

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    2387   Flash Player (Safari Inte karibedfor 0.9      48.4 MB         3.56 GB         

    2388   helpd                     karibedfor 0.0      2.2 MB          2.37 GB         

    2389   Activity Monitor          karibedfor 4.1      23.3 MB         2.49 GB         

    2391   activitymonitord          root       1.0      1.4 MB          2.33 GB         

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    2394   mdworker                  _spotlight 0.0      10.3 MB         2.40 GB         

    2395   mdworker                  karibedfor 0.0      9.4 MB          2.40 GB         

    2396   sandboxd                  root       0.0      6.7 MB          2.41 GB         

  • 3. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    karibedford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think that is what you are asking for? However, my main question is how do I change the preferences so that when I open a folder in the finder, it tells me how many files are in that folder? It's such a simple thing -- I don't really understand why Apple eliminated it.

     

    Here's a link to a photo of an older Finder window:

     

    http://www.ericsantiago.com/.a/6a00d8341c744553ef01543200aa53970c-500wi

     

    See where it says "1 of 30 selected," etc. at the bottom of the window? That information does not appear to be available in Mountain Lion when I open a folder.

  • 4. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Open App Store, download FreeMemory and open it. Inactive memory is about 12 GB

  • 5. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    karibedford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the tip! Hoping someone can answer my original question!

  • 6. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    In the menu bar, press View > Show Status Bar

  • 7. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    karibedford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!!!!! Yay!

  • 8. Re: Displaying the number of files in a folder with Mountain Lion?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You're welcome