Originally Posted by Riboflavin
I guess I didn't explain myself very well, the site is pretty heavily used by a lot of people as a file host. It is well over million files and it just isn't reasonable to keep them all in one folder, it is slowing things down as you can imagine.
Yes, there's quite a difference between several thousand and several million, and putting them in different folders is a good idea. I would still make up listings by date and use those as a basis for copying the files to the folders, then turn them around and use them for finding the files in the folders. All done very carefully..