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Subject: Re: shuffle for over 400 songs
From: Vladimir Pantelic (
Date: 2003-06-05

Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> That's good advice.
> Also, in general it's a bad idea to have so many files in the root
> directory of ANY hard drive.
> First, the root directory itself is limited, there are only so many
> directory entries, and that limits how many files can ultimately be stored
> on the root directory. This limitation on the number of file entries does
> not exist for any sub-directories. They can grow as needed.

Not true anymore for FAT32, this limit was only with FAT16

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