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What maximum file size should reasonably be supported by OS and FS ???
ZERO Octet's of course
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
1 Octet
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
64 KiO (bad old 8/16 but CPU's)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
128 KiO (bad old "DOS 2.5")
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
8 MiO (bad old S.D./B.D.)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
512 MiO (bad old FAT16 and CHS)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
2 GiO (bad old FAT16 and bad old DOS seex)
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
4 GiO (bad old FAT28 "technology")
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
8 GiO (bad old octanized TAR)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
8 EiO (2^63 Octet's ... we __NEVER__ will need more)
70%
 70%  [ 7 ]
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DOS386



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3 silly questions:

[1] please vote above

[2] what's your biggest file (please describe origin and "purpose")

[3] what's your biggest useful file (please describe origin (download URL if any) and purpose)

PS: today I updated some FAQ's and moved cca 1'000'000'000'000 threads from "Main" to "Windows" ... please post in "Windows" if your problem is specific to Windows Wink

PPSS: let's make everybody happy (see shot , FYI: 1 KB = ??? Bytes , got mess forever)


Description:
Filesize: 7.58 KB
Viewed: 3470 Time(s)

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I didn't vote because my option was not available: "As large as the disk"

Also, I prefer "Filesize format" to be a fixed multiplier (usually kB). That way when comparing file listings it is easier to spot large files by simply how many digits are in the size column. It is much harder to scan for and spot things like 1TB or 1PB in amongst oodles of other 934kB, 1kB, 3.4MB and 1MB randomness.

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revolution wrote:
I didn't vote because my option was not available: "As large as the disk"


Different OS and different FS for every HD model? LOL ... never thought about that option Very Happy

> That way when comparing file listings it is easier to spot large
> files by simply how many digits are in the size column.

Good point (recently discussed at 7-ZIP forum too). Do you have any bloated files?

> imgs.xkcd.com/comics/1000_times.png

BILLION = 10^12 Wink
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DOS386 wrote:
Do you have any bloated files?
No.

But I do have some large files with no bloat (every byte is needed). Here is a screen grab from explorer from one of my folders:


Description: Can you spot the largest file?
Filesize: 2.53 KB
Viewed: 3451 Time(s)

Bloated.png


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I have made a backup of all my important stuff (games, source code, pics, videos, ppt, etc.) Into a ZIP
file for backup, which is in fact 4.2 GB.
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26214400KB sounds like VM Smile

the file size supported by a file system should be represented by a variable resolution data.
8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc... bits.

not because we need to allocate all that memory, but i think the file size can be a good tricky thing if not limited to a fixed resolution.

for example, a folder in a file system should be able to return the approximate total size just by reading a .size value, and the files in this folder could be also files and folder in the cloud, then there is no limit in the bits needed to represent the size.

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8 EiO (2^63 Octet's ... we __NEVER__ will need more)

in the 70's, we never will need more than 64 kB of ram also

exactlly as the date should not be limited to 99991231
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edfed wrote:
26214400KB sounds like VM Smile
A 250GB VM? Is that possible? Anyhow, no, it is something else completely.
edfed wrote:
the file size supported by a file system should be represented by a variable resolution data.
8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc... bits.
I don't get why? A simple 64-bit value can represent a LOT of data right down to the byte level. If that is not enough then go to 96-bits. It would be much easier to write the code to handle fixed sized values rather than variable sized floating point values. Besides, how would you accurately append more data if you don't know where the last byte is?
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> Can you spot the largest file?

YES

Anyone else has bloated files?


Description: Can you spot the bloat of the "FASMW.INI" file?
Filesize: 565 Bytes
Viewed: 3293 Time(s)

bloated_207.png


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does a directory count like a file????
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NO. But you can boast with your most bloated directory (amount of files or total bloat of them) nevertheless.
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In FAT it does. Smile
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pfrt.
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@matefkr ????
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