Office365 (OneDrive for Business) - Limitations of OneDrive for Business

The following document outlines known limitations with OneDrive for Business.

  • Files larger than 2GB will not be able to be uploaded to OneDrive for Business using the web interface.
  • OneDrive for Business can currently accommodate a 1 terabyte (the same as 1,000 gigabyte) total maximum storage capacity.
  • Verify that file names are within the character limit.
    • File names can have up to 256 characters.
  • Confirm that all files being uploaded fall within the valid file type guidelines.
    • You can't upload files that have a *.tmp or *.ds_store extension, and you can't upload desktop.ini, thumbs.db, or ehthumbs.db files.
  • Review any strings that may be at the end of your file and folder names.
    • File and folder names may not end with any of the following strings: 

.files         

_files

-Dateien

_fichiers

_bestanden

_file

_archivos

-filer

_tiedostot

_pliki

_soubory

_elemei

_ficheiros

_arquivos

_dosyalar

_datoteke

_fitxers

_failid

_fails

_bylos

 

_fajlovi

_fitxategiak

 

  • AUX, PRN, NUL, CON, COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9
  • When you sync OneDrive for Business with SharePoint Online, a folder named ''forms'' isn't supported at the root level for a list or library. In addition, the file and folder names cannot contain the  _vti_ string such as .files_vti_cnf or _vti_txt 
  • Confirm that all files you are trying to upload are not open in any program.
    • Any file that's currently open by an application (for example, an Excel .xlsx file) can't be synced by OneDrive for Business.
For more detailed information on what restrictions and limitations apply to uploading files to OneDrive for Business, please view the guide on Microsoft's site.



Keywords:onedrive for business, onedrive, file storage, data storage, known issues   Doc ID:60112
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-01-26 17:09 CDTUpdated:2017-01-24 15:24 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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