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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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Not really

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

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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