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Don H
 

With the latest win 10 are there any limitations as to how many items can be in a folder?


JM Casey
 

The limit is the number of files that can be on a drive in a specific filesystem (probably ntfs in this case) -- so thousands and thousands -- I din't recall the exact number but it's extremely high so probably nothing you need to worry about.

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Subject: [win10] items in folders

With the latest win 10 are there any limitations as to how many items can be in a folder?


Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

I've had a folder with over 300,000 files in it, so it's way up there.

Kevin and Jilly

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With the latest win 10 are there any limitations as to how many items can be in a folder?


 

A Google search for "How many files can you put in a folder under Windows 10" gave me the following:

Featured snippet from the web:
4,294,967,295 files

You can put 4,294,967,295 files into a single folder if drive is formatted with NTFS (would be unusual if it were not) as long as you do not exceed 256 terabytes (single file size and space) or all of disk space that was available whichever is less.

Obviously it seem that the limitation is not really Windows 10 but whether your drive is formatted as an NTFS drive which it would have been even in Windows 7 days.
Have fun and let us know when you reach the limit!


Best regards,
Sieghard

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With the latest win 10 are there any limitations as to how many items can be in a folder?


 

Kevin, what on earth are you collecting?

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Hi.

I've had a folder with over 300,000 files in it, so it's way up there.

Kevin and Jilly

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:53 PM
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Subject: [win10] items in folders

With the latest win 10 are there any limitations as to how many items can be in a folder?