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Limitation on number of files per folder

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Anonymous
June 28, 2004 9:02:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

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

Thanks,
Paul
Anonymous
June 28, 2004 10:12:07 PM

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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"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
!