More then 100.000 folders in one folder

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Marco J.L., Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Marco J.L.

    Marco J.L. Guest


    we have an performance issue, sometimes our server has a lack of
    Operating System Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 (both give the performance
    When opening the Explorer and only the drive which contains the files (not
    the folder) the explorer is using 50 - 90 % of the CPU and the memory is
    fluctuating between 60 and 110 kb, it fluctuates continouisly.

    I think that the problem is caused by this :
    We've an application which uses in ONE single folder more then 105.000
    folders, each folder contains ONE single file.

    I told it to our programmers but they don't see any problems with it. I've
    some questions :
    ** 1 ** Has Microsoft a recommendation about the maximum number of files in
    one folder?
    ** 2 ** Which performance counters are the best to use to monitor if this is
    a problem?

    thank you in advance,

    Marco J.L.
    Marco J.L., Nov 30, 2004
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