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Number of files in any given folder

Question asked by Pete Yodis on Jan 2, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 by LIN SHAODUN

I've seen the question for how many files per folder come up a few times here in this forum.  The 2,000 number seems to get thrown out often.  We desire to have all of our drawings converted to PDFs and located under one folder for easy access by the rest of the company.  We will have around 23,000 PDF files once we migrate to EPDM.  We are running EPDM 2013 (we will be at 2014 when we go live) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 (We will be upgrade to Windows Server 2012 when we go live) machine with 32GB of RAM, an 8 core CPU running at 2.2 GHz, storeage for files is on a RAID array with 15,000 RPM SCSI drives with plenty of storage at the moment (540 GB).


We are using the convert task to create PDFs for our SolidWorks drawings.  The convert task will be setup to save PDFs to just one directory.  Does anyone see this as an issue?  Will 23,000 plus PDF files in one folder be a killer?  Seems like the convert task would have to get a bit more complicated to place files in subfolders based on file name.