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If you literally just want to count the files on the entire disk, this is by far the fastest simple method I know of.
It counts the 1.2 million files on my cold-cache, 640GB (400GB used) drive in a little under 7 minutes:
Try it and see how you fare. I vaguely remember finding a faster method years ago, and I'll try to remember enough to look it up.
Note: Don't do my @files = `attrib /s c:\\*`; my $n = scalar @files; All the memory allocation slows things down horribly.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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