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

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to resolve Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved SharePoint. Learn how to deal with SharePoint Server File Size Limit Exceeded Problem in SharePoint. The error The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved will also come if you try to upload file or video with size more than 50mb in SharePoint 2010.

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. The error looks like below:

the file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved SharePoint 2010

By default SharePoint 2010 sets Maximum Upload File Size to 50MB, if it increases more than that then the above error will come.

To solve the file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved SharePoint 2010 error, we can increase the file size limit through SharePoint Central Administration.

Follow the below steps:

Open SharePoint 2010 central administration, then click on Manage web applications in the Application Management section as shown in the fig below:

the file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved sharepoint

Then select the particular web application and then from Ribbon click on General Settings as shown in the fig below:

Error 0x800700DF

Then from the Web Application, General Settings navigate to the Maximum Upload Size section and there you can change the size according to the requirement. By default, it sets to 50 MB. Change like shown in the fig below and click on OK.

The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved

After this Error 0x800700DF The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved error will not come in SharePoint 2010.

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

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:

  • Denial of Service Attack: On the basis of a security point of view, WebDAV re-director has 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.
  • 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 the SharePoint server.

NOTE: The solution for the trouble can be achieved by making modifications in the registry of user’s 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 modifications 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.

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I hope this article will be helpful to resolve Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved in SharePoint 2013/2010/2016 etc.

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