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I am using a Win2000 box as a file server. In other words putting all the files in one directory. There is a third patry database which makes a reference to the filenames to the metadata. I heard that there is limitation in every OS keeping number of files in one directory before its performance decreases (which accessing files), Is there is a number for Win2000.

I have to store around 500,000 files over a period of time.
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Max files per directory
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FAT - 512 files or folders per folder *
FAT32 - 65,534 files or folders per folder *
NTFS - 4,294,967,295 files or folders per folder
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Oh, and If you use long filenames, you will reduce the number of files per folder.. not sure how many.. But if your drive is running ntfs, I don't think you will have any problems.

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thanks Yan.
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