Component Object Model (COM) Error – PLA_E_TOO_MANY_FOLDERS 0x80300045

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “PLA_E_TOO_MANY_FOLDERS 0x80300045” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Unable to start Data Collector Set because there are too many folders.