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    Folder Size

    I was just wondering if there is a limit on the size of a folder created in NT. I thought it was unlimited. Is this correct. And if it isn't limited does something happen to the files in the folder once the max size has been met?

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    Re: Folder Size

    There is a limit on the maximum number of files that can be put into the root directory on any disk. That limit is determined by the size of the disk, but should be 512 files for most hard disks. The limit is also affected by using long filenames since those require two directory entries. When you hit the limit, you get a message saying that you can't create any new files in the directory.

    Other directories are limited only by disk size.
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    Re: Folder Size

    . . . with the possible exception of the Fonts folder. See

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q274/3/22.ASP>Q274322</A> Information About the Size Limit of the Fonts Folder in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000

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