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Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?

I have heard that file system performance (on a NTFS partition) can start decreasing if the number of files in a single directory becomes very huge (eg : >= 10.000.000 items). Is it true ? If true, ...
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588 views

In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
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1answer
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Why does NTFS disallow the use of trailing periods in directory names? [closed]

On Linux, I can have a folder named temp.. If I try to do a mkdir temp. on a Windows machine, the trailing period is truncated. If I try to sync a directory from Linux to Windows that has a trailing ...
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Are there File Managers where I can show connections between files in the same directory?

Without creating new directories, is there a file manager that can illustrate relationships between files/folders in the same directory? For example, I would like to turn something like this: ...
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1answer
34 views

Concurrent request to create directories

What happens if there are 2 concurrent requests to create a directory in file system (what are the differences concerning this problem between knonw FSs?)? Will one request success and another fail ...
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1answer
44 views

Combining Directories in Windows 8

Is it possible to set up a directory which contains: File A File B File C then create a second directory that initially contains: File D File E is it possible, I can modify the second directory ...
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1answer
121 views

Do any filesystems support multiple forks / streams on directories?

Apple's HFS+ supports multiple forks such as the old data and resource forks. NTFS supports alternate data streams. I believe some *nix filesystems also have some support for multiple file forks or ...
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1answer
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When will the modified time of folder be changed´╝č

When will the modified time of folder be changed, on both of windows and linux? I know the modified time changed when its inode is changed. But when will the inode of folder be changed?
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5answers
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How can I flatten out a folder in Windows 7, assuming all file names are different?

For example, say that I have the following folder hierarchy: Folder1 File1 Folder2 File2 Folder3 File3 Folder4 File4 I want to perform some command that results ...
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3answers
606 views

linux: accessing thousands of files in hash of directories

I would like to know what is the most efficient way of concurrently accessing thousands of files of a similar size in a modern Linux cluster of computers. I am carrying an indexing operation in each ...
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1answer
97 views

Save File & Directory Hierarchy

I have a folder like: Folder --Sub Folder 1 --Sub Sub Folder --subfile.htm --subfile1.txt --subfile2.xlx --subfile3.doc --subfile4.ppt --Sub Folder 2 --file1.xlsx --file2.xlsx I want ...
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2answers
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windows folder with millions of files not responding

I am using windows 7 64-bit on q6600 with 4gb ram. I have a folder with 2 million files which are 10kB on average. windows 7 explorer stops responding when I open the folder. how can I overcome ...
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6answers
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Reduce Size Of Windows Folder in Windows 7

In normal PCs the Size of Windows Folder is 6 to 8 GB but in my Case its 25GB, How can i delete the unwanted files from Windows Folder which inturn optimise my C Drive size. Thanks in Advance.. Mine ...
3
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1answer
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How can a program open a folder?

I was trying to digest the info at Windows memory management revealed part one, part two but anyway on to the question. The website introduces a program called Process Explorer, and in the download ...
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1answer
564 views

Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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4answers
671 views

How can I create a folder on our computer without providing any name to it?

Is it possible to create a folder anywhere on the system with a blank name?
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2answers
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How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
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1answer
427 views

Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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1answer
214 views

Check difference in file structure

On Linux I've done a rsync syncing supposedly everything in /home to /backup. Both of these disk are the same size, but after the sync du -h shows around 50G difference. I want to know what the 50G ...
2
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1answer
104 views

How does file systems know which folder a file is in?

The index nodes contain meta data and points to where the actual data is. But how does the system know where in the directory tree the file or folder is, and how does it translate the filename into an ...
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1answer
424 views

Best practice for storing custom commands (Unix)

I wish to know if there's any standard or recommended place to store your own custom commands (should you prefer not to install them in /usr/local/bin)? I'm referring to small gimmicks that I, ...
3
votes
1answer
315 views

How do I open a folder with an invalid name?

Folder name is ..( The folder was created during an Evernote export. I've tried to open, move, delete, and rename in the XP GUI and I get an error. I've tried the same in the command prompt and I ...
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2answers
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Unix recursive directory listing with full pathname of file and filesize

I'm trying list all files (recursively) with their full path name (including name of the file) followed by their size in bytes. I do not need any '.', '..' entries. I dont think anything in the 'ls' ...
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8answers
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Why does “ls -a” hide some existing directory from the root user?

Today I found something really interesting (at least to me) on one of our test servers: I can change into an existing directory from my actual working directory using a relative path, but that very ...
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2answers
879 views

Does this exist: a standardized way of documenting a file-system structure

At work, I'm in charge of maintaining the organization of a whole lot of varied data on a standard file-system. Part of this is coming up with sensible classification (by similarity, need, read/write ...
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2answers
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How do I access a directory by timestamp?

I have a set of directories on my linux box that have names like this: bulk-load_20090918-162100 The latter part is a timestamp. Is there any way that I can access the directory with the greatest ...