File transfer size limits

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When moving several folders and subfolders totaling say 20gigs, is
windows explorer up to the task or should you break up the job into
say less than 1Gig portions ?

Seems I read something about explorer having problems with very large
sized transfers once. Has this been cleared up by service pak 4, or
was it never a problem at all ?

i.e. what's the largest mouthful you'd copy from one hard drive to a
drive on another computer, peer to peer, over a linksys router and two
nics ?

TIA
 
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nospam_05 <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in
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>
> When moving several folders and subfolders totaling say 20gigs, is
> windows explorer up to the task or should you break up the job into
> say less than 1Gig portions ?
>
> Seems I read something about explorer having problems with very large
> sized transfers once. Has this been cleared up by service pak 4, or
> was it never a problem at all ?
>
> i.e. what's the largest mouthful you'd copy from one hard drive to a
> drive on another computer, peer to peer, over a linksys router and two
> nics ?
>
> TIA
>
>

Explorer doesn't care about the size of files that are being copied.
This has never been a problem. What is a problem though is large number
of files in folders. If you have high 10's of 1000's or 100's of 1000's
of files in a single folder then performance with Explorer drops.

Leonard Severt
Microsoft Enterprise Support

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