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Win2k directory maximums

By rcsoar4fun ·
Is there a maximum directory size Windows 2000? What about a limit on the number of files in a directory. I have a machine with 9.1gigs of data with 56,000+ files in a single shared directory. It seems to work, but is extremely slow. The file system is NTFS.

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by Ryk In reply to Win2k directory maximums

There is a maximum volume size, but not directory size. And there are limits to the number of files in a volume. You can get more info at http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=27253.

You're nowhere close to the limit, but Windows has to sort the directory entries when you open explorer, so the more files you have, the slower it'll be. I have a folder with several hundred folders & subfolders and it takes much longer to open than all others.

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