klamal

Limit to number of files in one scenery folder?

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Hello all,

I just ordered an 8TB drive and plan to start creating photoreal using the Ortho4xp for P3D.  I am wondering if there is a limit, either in P3D or even maybe in Windows 10, to the number of files that can be inside a <scenery add-on>/scenery and <scenery add-on>/texture folders?  What I'd like to do is just create a scenery folder called Europe and then dump all bgls in the scenery folder under that and all agn files in the texture folder.  Then there would be just one entry in the scenery library for all of the EU photoreal.  As I continue to build tiles, I can just continually add them to this one location until the entire continent is complete.  Anyone know of any issues with this approach?

Thanks.

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A quick search from StackOverflow:

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NTFS, or "New Technology File System" introduced with Windows NT, is a completely redesigned file system.

    Maximum disk size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum file size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum number of files on disk: 4,294,967,295.
    Maximum number of files in a single folder: 4,294,967,295.

also see:  From MS   or  NTFS.COM

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12 minutes ago, RamonB said:

A quick search from StackOverflow:

also see: NTFS.COM

Ok, so that answers things from the Windows perpsective.  Does P3D have any issues with the number of files it can read?

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If I'm right, the computer doesn't mind how many files, but how much memory can be utilized by what it has read, and how long do you want to wait for it to read them.

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8 hours ago, klamal said:

Ok, so that answers things from the Windows perpsective.  Does P3D have any issues with the number of files it can read?

Then only limit that I'm aware of is the 256 character limit for the file path (one really shouldn't get close to that, however I've seen customers this year who managed to exceed it under some custom P3D installation paths.

Best wishes.

 

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