Old School DOS question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AztecSR20, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. AztecSR20

    AztecSR20 Guest

    Old School DOS question.

    I know DOS has a limit of how many files can be in a single directory. Anyone know what that is?
     
  2. ThePman

    ThePman Guest

    I believe it is 2500.
     
  3. ThePman

    ThePman Guest

    After further investigation (dusted off an old DOS book)...according to this source, only the root directory has a limit...512 for Fat16. Subdirectories have no limit. I know that the 'DIR' command will only show something like 2590 files, but I think that is a command limit, not a FS limit. In that case, I'd be more apt to believe this theory.