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What to do when the folder is full?

Just a simple question. All those text files in that one folder (aka directory) that makes up the ZK, will someday be too many files for one folder. What can be done about that?

  • If you have a Zettelkasten, everything looks like a Zettel.
  • Or even potentially many Zettel!

Comments

  • I've found the following thread and using the lowest value (for FAT 32 which is rarely used anymore) you can store 65,535 files. That equals creating 2 files per day for 80 years so I'm guessing the danger of reaching this limit is quite low especially if you have a newer filesystem. If you have a newer system as NTFS the limit is 4,294,967,295 files per folder which equals 147,087 files per day for 80 years.

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