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My PS1 set fails to transfer all the games. I think i read somewhere that there is a cap of how many files can fit in a folder. Can i make a second folder for roms like in MAME?

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How many files do you have in the folder?

Are any of the file names longer than 42 characters (the extension of a filename counts as 4 - example .bin)?

Not all characters are valid for use in the FATX filesystem that work on a PC:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx yz0123456789!#$%&'()-.@[]^_`{}~ (that includes the space character)

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I can’t find a direct link to this right now, but a similar discussion has been had on these forums. The file limit of FATX was a theoretical issue that was disproven. You can use much larger sets than the PS1. 

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2 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

A subfolder's file count limit is 4096 files

What is the source for this? I could’ve sworn I was quoting you on this one XD 

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Free60 Project - the 360 sucessor to xbox-linux.org but it was there too. But there list of allowed characters doesn't list all the characters I've seen before for filenames/folders:
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx yz0123456789!#$%&'()-.@[]^_`{}~ (that includes the space character)

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The number of game saves from epforums.org states only 240 game saves could be saved in E:\UDATA and E:\TDATA folders but that seems to be disproven.  Although people had reported problems with more than 240-250 game saves on there hard drive deleting some and games that before black screened on startup now played.  Why the problem, still a mystery if the save count wasn't actually it.  Were they out of storage space on the E drive? etc...

Which is correct or a combination of information from both...

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Excellent, thorough, and highly detailed as usual. Thank you for all your hard work here, my friend. 

With the E:/ partition often being overlooked when formatting drives it seems fairly reasonable, I think, that this could be a very funky incidence of full E:/ drives. But I’ve also seen other users with such setups mention no such issue. So many mysteries... so little time. Long live the OG. 

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Ok, the file limit looks like the problem. My psxcds folder has 4096 files in it. Can i make a second roms folder? I know mame gives me that option but not sure about PCSXBox emulator though. I've checked in the settings but couldn't find anything. What are other people doing to get their whole ps1 set in the xbox? I think i have 750 GB worth of roms.

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Back to the original topic ofc. I would say your first problem is that you have over 4096. 

But in all seriousness, use nested folders. 

So you start with ~\PCSXbox\psxcds and this gets full. 

Simply add sub folders to this directory. 

So you can have:

~\PCSXbox\psxcds\A-G

~\PCSXbox\psxcds\H-M

~\PCSXbox\psxcds\N-Z

As needed. You should not have to organize them alphabetically as PCSXBox is basically just giving you a file explorer rooted in the psxcds directory. According to what kaosengineer has said, if I am interpreting properly, each of these should have a 4096 capacity, and as an added bonus each folder can have its own configuration. 

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