This may be an X/Y problem. Perhaps what you are doing is better suited for a database rather than a filesystem. With a database, you can easily store and access many millions of records quickly and efficiently. The accepted answer is correct in saying NTFS is theoretically able to store this many records, but it won't be very fast. This is true for ...
As far the theoretical capacities of NTFS are concerned, there is no problem.
The Microsoft article on
Maximum Sizes on an NTFS Volume
specifies that the maximum of files per volume is 4,294,967,295,
and that should also be the maximum on folders.
However, you would need an extremely fast computer with lots of RAM to be able
to even view that folder in ...
The number of files inside a folder has nothing to do with the OS. It's a feature of the file system although the system you use may in turn has lower limitations. Some file systems limit the number of files in a folder but some others just limit the total number of files in a volume, and some don't have any limits at all. See file systems' limits. Note that ...
Windows 10 WSL2
Windows allows now to mount physical disks using the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL).
For people who are not familiar with WSL2:
... Windows Subsystem for Linux is a compatibility layer for running
Linux binary executables natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server
2019. In May 2019, WSL 2 was announced, introducing important changes such ...
Some "cloud storage" products (Dropbox Plus, OneDrive) already support this through their custom kernel drivers. They will let you mark certain files folders as "online only", leaving just a placeholder that looks like a normal file but occupies no space – the driver will automatically download the data as soon as a program tries to open ...
here's one way to get those files. [grin]
what it does ...
sets the constants
grabs all the files from the source that match the filter
i have no *.upd files, so i used *.log files. [grin]
uses the W-O cmdlet to filter OUT any file that does not match the regex pattern
that pattern requires the .BaseName contain ONLY the digits 0-9 and the underscore.
There is no other way for it to work - any sleep state can last an unlimited time
and a power-cut is always a possibility.
If the S3 state is interrupted by power loss, the disk is never damaged.
Only the running processes are lost in mid-work.
Windows is a robust operating system on equal footing with Linux in most areas.