I assume you mean TcSE (TCR)
Have you tried an advanced search (using the statring object) to ADD the Complying and Defining objects? The results window will tell you how many objects have been found.
Ok, I'm not using TCU so I don't know if this will work but in Teamcenter Systems Egineering this is what I would do ...
Select the Folder I'm interested in.
Selet Use starting object
Use the following search filter:
This will give you a result window with a list of all the Complying Objects linked to the folder
The folder name will be added automatocally when you selet Use Starting Object.
You will see a count of found objects in the top of the results screen (including the folder you searched fom). Subtract 1 and you have your answer.
The easiest way is to highlight everything in the folder and select "Copy".
There is a counter in the bottom right corner of the Rich Client that will tell you how many objects you have in your clipboard.
A bit late, but at least in TC 10.1 you can right click in the toolbar down by the clipboard and check "Show Child Count Information":
In TC10.1, if you right click in the toolbar down in the right corner of the main screen (where you have the clipboard):
You can as I described earlier, get a counter for the number of childs a parent got (e.g. a Folder):
Hope this make things a bit more clear =)