What is a File copy limit in Windows XP?

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Does any one know what is a copy limit in windows XP as when we copy a lot of small files Windows XP stations come up with low resources error ex. we copy 40GB=800000 files windows 2003 server edition is fine no problems.

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Don’t know the limits, but once a month one of us copies approx 40,000 directories, each with 2 512K files and a 1k file. so thats 120000 files. (from a server to a USB hard drive on a workstation) The 40,000 directories are selected from approx 100,000 in the parent.

using windows explorer it has to be done in chunks or it will sometimes fail. Using a DOS prompt it works with no problem.

When doing it “in chunks” I would generally select about 2000 folders at a time.

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  • Dimchik
    I am going to activate Largesystemcache register and try to copy more then 1.3 million files. and ill post if it helps.
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  • Bobkberg
    Speaking of copying large numbers of files and the command interface..... Don't forget that the XCOPY utility is still out there. Bob
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  • Dimchik
    I tried running copy, robocopy and in house developed multithreaded copy utility all of them failed but works fine on Windows 2003 server stations.
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  • Genderhayes
    To replace missing or corrupted ones or perhaps to provide a backup of a file while you make changes to the original file.
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