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Enumeration of Large NTFS Directory Takes a Long Time

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If several thousand files with long filenames exist in a shared directoryon an Windows NT file system (NTFS) partition, enumeration of the directorytakes a long time. If a network client performs the same task at the sametime, it may lose it's network connection to the shared directory.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.5. Afix to this problem is in development, but has not been regression-testedand may be destabilizing in production environments. Microsoft does notrecommend implementing this fix at this time. Contact Microsoft ProductSupport Services for more information on the availability of this fix.

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Article ID: 128447 - Last Review: 09/13/2013 20:30:53 - Revision: 4.1

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5

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