The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved. Approach to Deal with SharePoint Server File Size Limit Exceeded Problem

In this post, we will discuss how to deal with deal with SharePoint Server File Size Limit Exceeded Problem.

Symptoms:
When SharePoint 2010 users try to download or upload a large sized-file from/on the server respectively, then a below-mentioned error occurs:

Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved

The error denotes that the size limit of the SharePoint server file is exceeded and a user will not be able to read the file or upload the file.

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Cause of the Error:
One common reason may be that the SharePoint admin has put a constraint on the quota of file size to be uploaded. If the quota is not an issue, then an error may occur due to one of the below mentioned reasons:

(a) Denial of Service Attack: On the basis of security point of view, WebDAV re-director have initiated a rule in which if a user tries to download a file larger than 50000000 bytes, then the user PCs will interrupt this downloading in form of denial of service attack.

(b) Constraint on Operating System: By default, Windows OS has a limitation to upload files of almost 50 MB and hence, leading to the generation of such trouble at the time of uploading files on SharePoint server.

Solution to Resolve the Trouble:
NOTE: The solution for the trouble can be achieved by making modification in the registry of users PCs. A single incorrect step may lead to a serious problem within the system. Hence, follow the steps correctly and for safe-side make a backup of the registry (before performing the modification) so that if some error occurs then restoration is possible (when required).

To troubleshoot the problem, go through the following steps:
1) Open the registry window on your machine, by using the following measures for the different operating system:
On Windows XP/Vista/7: Click on Start >> Run and type regedit and click on OK.
On Windows 8 and later: Take your mouse cursor on the right-hand side of the desktop, click on the Search icon and type Regedit command. Click on regedit for running it.

2) Now locate and click on following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters

3) Right-click on the FileSizeLimitInBytes and click on Modify

4) In the Edit DWORD Value window, select the Decimal option.

5) In the text box displaying in front of you, type a value (in bytes) that is larger or nearer to the file size that is to be downloaded.

6) Close the Registry Editor and restart your machine.


By making modification in the registry of the machine, the user will be able to resolve the problem. Moreover, users will have to perform these steps with full concentration and correctly.

Hope this article will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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