Too many files??

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David McKeal

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My system is Windows XP pro.

I have had a problem for a while where my system would have a blue screen crash, revert to DOS, tell me that it was shutting down due to a serious error that could have damaged my system, tell me it was transferring physical memory to disk and then go about the its business until, after a count up process visible on the bottom of the blue screen that normally reaches about 100. the reboot occurs.

This always happens when I'm working in a graphics folder that contained about 44,000 files and when I was copying or moving the files from one folder to another within the big folder. Since it is my work product, I have had the folder protected with a program I purchased years ago called "Magic Folders".

Can anyone tell me if I was creating my own problem by keeping such a large group of graphic files in a single folder or if maybe the "Magic Folders" protection system may be at fault. The total size of the folder was about 1.1 gigs. I have since split the folder into 3 parts but have not had enough experience with it yet to know if I solved the problem. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, the drive is formatted NTFS.

Thanks.
Dave
 

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How long are the Folder - Subfolder - and File names ??
I've heard there is a limit in the number of characters allowed in a directory path.

I've personally messed with a similar project of small Images, the quanity was several times larger than you indicated - with no problem ... but the folder(s) were not protected.
 

David McKeal

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Longest would be about 46 characters: Ex:
D:/Jaz Bkp/New/New Work Folder/New Finished 5
 

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Also, the problem doesn't happen all the time. I may move files 30, 40, 50 or more times before the crash. The blue screen error says something about a "page fault" error. When I allow the error to post to Microsoft, MS reports a problem with McAfee firewall and that a fix is available from them. However, the McAfee version they report to be at fault is a version considerable earlier than the one I am running and any attempt to use the "fix" is aborted when it is discovered that I am running a later version than the fix was intended for.
 
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