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Is there a maximum number of files that can be stored in a single directory on a Windows 2008 Server?
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The absolute limit on the number of files per NTFS volume is 2 at the 32nd power minus 1*, but this would require 512 byte sectors and a maximum file size limit of one file per sector. Therefore, in practice, one has to calculate a realistic average file size and then apply these principles to that file size.
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•NTFS

NTFS, or "New Technology File System" introduced with Windows NT, is a completely redesigned file system.

¿Maximum disk size: 256 terabytes

¿Maximum file size: 256 terabytes

¿Maximum number of files on disk: 4,294,967,295

¿Maximum number of files in a single folder: 4,294,967,295
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