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What is the maximum number of files a directory can have in windows 2000 ntfs file system?

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For NTFS, there is no hard and fast numerical upper limit to the number of files in a directory. An NTFS directory can simply grow larger as the number of files in the directory increases.

In the olden days of the DOS/Windows FAT file system, the maximum number of entries to the root directory on a disk drive was limited to 288 files/subdirectories. This limit existed because the size of a FAT root directory was fixed, and simply could not grow any larger. However, the dubdirectories could exceed this limit because unlike the root directory, they could get additional clusters on the disk and grow larger.

The NTFS file system allows all of the directories and subdirectories on a disk to grow as needed. You will run out of disk before you run out of directory space.

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