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Old 11-09-2006   #1
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Is there a harm in creating many directories in the HD. Heard that there is no problem with sub-directories but one should be a bit conservative with creating main directories/folders.

What do the experts here think.

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I can't see any problem with it, unless you're running indexing for search. I turn indexing off on my computers.
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Hope you are right John. Being into digital photography makes one create lots of dir./folders.
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The main thing I do is to keep my personal data off the system drive (C: drive). Otherwise I don't worry about it - I have backups and archives.
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Aam1234,
I keep al my photos organized in a structure like:
d:\photos\original\0611109
d:\photos\original\0611110
in that way I can copy them all in one click to another location and is everything sorted according to date.
Also you don't hit the limited number of directories in a root dir (at least that used to be the case in the old DOS age)
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(at least that used to be the case in the old DOS age)
DOS? He he, I love our Dutch friends. That's a compliment by the way
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yes, we oldies have come all the way
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I remember that too. I started with C:/copy/pic.* (or something like that)

Remember those

Edit: I think it's:
C:\copy\pic.*
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Regarding \ or / (looks like grep by the way):
It was an exam question when I wanted to become a network specialist.
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There is a limit to how many files and folders you can store on the root.* I can't remember now many off hand.* I'll do somre research and see what I can find.

Definitely an issue with fat16.* Probably not so much with NTFS and fat32.

As a general rule you shoud not load up your root with files since it is treated differently than your subs.


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