Limitation on number of files per folder

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Is there a limitation for the number of files inside a
given folder on a Windows 2000 server or Window Server
2003?

Thanks,
Paul
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    Files per volume:
    FAT16 = 2^16
    FAT32 = 2^32
    NTFS = 2^32-1 (that's four billion files)

    Files per directory:
    FAT16 = 2^16-2 physical directory entries (affected by long filenames)
    FAT32 = 2^16-2 physical directory entries (affected by long filenames)
    NTFS = No limit

    Also these may help.

    Limitations of FAT32 File System (Q184006)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q184006

    Windows NT File Size and Partition Size Limits (Q93496)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q93496

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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    "John Gray" wrote:
    | Is there a limitation for the number of files inside a
    | given folder on a Windows 2000 server or Window Server
    | 2003?
    |
    | Thanks,
    | Paul
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