PowerShell Script to Determine Number of Files in SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Document Libraries

   Recently my fellow SharePoint PFE and teammate Jim Matson (@jamesmatson3) was looking for a way to display the number of documents inside each document library on a SharePoint 2010 / 2013 farm.  Below is the script that we came up with.



   It is not too difficult to find all of the document libraries and their item count in a given SharePoint 2010 or 2013 site collection, web application, or farm.  What can be difficult is finding all of that along with the full URL of the site that contains the list and exporting in one object..



   I used a trick I learned from my previous post on getting Exchange Online mailbox size in GB to use the add-member commandlet to add metadata to a variable or object.  By gathering the site URL and then adding it to a variable of the document library title and item count I had the information Jim needed.  At the end simply output this to a CSV file and then use as needed.  Feel free to download the script from my SkyDrive public folder link below.

Note: I am not testing to see if the output folder exists.  Handle that as you wish if you use this script.


Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell 

Start-SPAssignment -Global 
$OutputFile = “C:tempDocCount.csv” 
$results = @() 
$webApps = Get-SPWebApplication 
foreach($webApp in $webApps) 
    foreach($siteColl in $webApp.Sites) 
        foreach($web in $siteColl.AllWebs) 
            $webUrl = $web.url 
            $docLibs = $web.Lists | Where-Object {$_.baseType -eq “DocumentLibrary”} 
            $docLibs | Add-Member -MemberType ScriptProperty -Name WebUrl -Value {$webUrl} 
            $results += ($docLibs | Select-Object -Property WebUrl, Title, ItemCount) 
$results | Export-Csv -Path $OutputFile -NoTypeInformation 
Stop-SPAssignment -Global

   Here is an example screenshot of the output from the script.




   This script was fairly easy to come up with.  I was happy to be able to combine some previous knowledge learned from another script along with traversing all sites in a farm.  Hopefully if you have need of this script (or something similar) you will find this helpful.


      -Frog Out

6 thoughts on “PowerShell Script to Determine Number of Files in SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Document Libraries

  1. Originally posted on: https://briantjackett.com/archive/2013/06/05/powershell-script-to-determine-number-of-files-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx#637160HelloGreat script! I have been trying for a couple of days to alter the code to show me Lists rather than Document Libraries (or even ALL would be fine!!), however, when I change the Where clause to “GenericLists” rather than “DocumentLibraries” the script errors out. When I remove the where clause altogether and just have $docLibs = $web.lists, it does go through all lists (and maybe libraries?), but the WebURL is blank in the output file. Naturally, that is one of the key pieces of information for analyzing large lists and libraries.Any way you could shed some light? I’d very much appreciate it!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s