folder item limit question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by movabi, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. movabi macrumors member

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    Is there a limit to how many files you can have loose in one folder. I have a folder with 45,000 + files. opening this folder is torture. I get the beachball for minutes before it displays anything. then once displayed acts very doggy (slow and jerky) copying into this folder can often times freeze the finder all together. I really want all these files in the same folder. Am i pushing the technology too far or is it just a problem i experience?

    is there a way to speed this up? is it a finder flaw/limit?

    I also found out that it will only index 7,899 files at a time.

    I'm just afraid i may lose these files when the finder crashes.
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    A. what the crap do you have in that folder?

    B. indexing a folder's contents is only beneficial for searching.

    C. just like iPhoto 2, there probably is a limit as to how many files you should not exceed in a folder. my advice: start organizing.
     
  3. movabi thread starter macrumors member

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    great option

    even though i find it nice to keep all files in one location to reduce the amount of duplicates i have on my drives.

    As for iphoto, that's why i use Qpict now.
     
  4. movabi thread starter macrumors member

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    hmmm

    so, does that mean i have found the limit? That i am pushing this "modern" fast multitasking system to its limit?

    I find that LAME
     
  5. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you should request this for OS X 10.4 in your other post, because:

    I think it would be nifty for Apple to include something like show only first 100 files, and then provide a "next set of 100" button... It doesn't have to be 100, maybe have an option for the user to set his file/folder quota.
     
  6. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    movabi:

    you didn't directly answer my first question. okay, so you don't want any duplicates... can't you organize them by file type, or is it all a bunch of porn jpegs?

    also, complaining that you can't put more than 45,000 items in a folder and calling it lame... is kinda lame :D :D just playin with ya :D :D
     
  7. kettle macrumors 65816

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    get yer stash in order!

    Am I strange to find at least equal satisfaction in catagorizing jpegs than the more usual and expected source of satisfaction?

    Graphic converter is a good tool for browsing and catagorizing.:)

    mind you 45000 is still rather a lot.
     
  8. movabi thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah...

    this isn't my porn file. Its my misc. images folder. I would like to keep it simple. This way i know if there is a duplicate name or file. I usually browse this folder with qpict.


    ... so basically i should not want a system that handles large amounts of files without choking. That doesn't sound to innovative.
     

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