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

The following document outlines known limitations with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.

  • Files larger than 2GB will not be able to be uploaded to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint 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.



Keywords:onedrive for business, onedrive, file storage, data storage, known issues, sharepoint   Doc ID:60112
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-01-26 16:09 CSTUpdated:2018-03-08 15:49 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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