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Remove the File size limit of 2GB for syncing.

There are numerous files that can exceed this file size. Especially if you're syncing family videos, large CAD files, or perhaps digital art files. This makes OneDrive not very useful for my purposes, and others I suspect.

I heard back in 2012 that this was something that the OneDrive team wanted to do but I haven't heard an update on this since then. Please let us know what's going on with this.

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      • DominicDominic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sizes with 100Gb an more shouldn't be a problem! Google drive has no problem with larger files.

      • Naveendran MurthyNaveendran Murthy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have my email backup files which are in a *.pst format. Its single file size is around 20GB. How do i upload this to Onedrive as it only supports max up to 10GB upload at one time?

      • Robert CarefootRobert Carefoot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well, it's nearly 2017 and my Onedrive is still giving me this error message, and nowhere on the internet can I get anyone to explain why, or how to change this. There is only a whole lot of bragging from Onedrive pages to computer magazine expert reports.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The 10 GB limit should be increased. I have previous email email PST files that are 15 GB which is a normal PST size. It would be nice to be able to have them backed up.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This says it's been removed. It's 2016 and I still get the error that a file larger than 2GB won't upload? Please fix! Please help!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft is useless! Every other Operator offers you more service than them! Poor people who have to live with Microsoft. Also: Microsoft Hotmail has the worst spam filter ever, as they are to miserable to program a proper one, users are even ask to participate in evaluations so Microsoft could better "sort out" ****** spam mail. Microsoft clearly sucks, use Google and change to a operating System that doesn't make you pay for lack in programming (virus etc,)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cannot believe this has still not been rectified. I have 1TB of online storage that I cannot use as my file is 130GB. I have to now pay Google for 1TB as my 100GB isnt enough and next level up is 1TB but at least it works

      • DrewDrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I bought my external drive backup, not the one I wanted, because this one came with 200gig storage for 2 years. To find out, 200 gig storage, but 10 gig file size upload limit? My unreal game projects are upwards of 20 gigs or more, that is ridiculous, so am I to bust apart my projects into pieces and zip every time I want to Back up? I wish I would of known, I would of passed on this seagate and onedrive 200 gig storage.

      • RogerRoger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really Microsoft. I bought a Office 365 Personal subscription that includes 1TB storage in OneDrive. I though, great, now I can sync ALL my files, including backup images of computers. But no, the limit is still 2GB. Remove this stupid limit, PLEASE!

      • JonJon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You're PROUD to announce a 10GB file size limit? Really??? WTF??? Google Drive supports files up to 5TB in size! I'm really gutted I bought a year subscription and cancelled my GDrive... I only discovered this silly limitation when re-syncing. At least make it 100GB... that would be somewhat acceptable. I like to keep things like computer hard drive images (Symantec Ghost etc) of my PCs backed up to the cloud... but with this silly system I have to split the file using WinRAR... very annoying.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have seen a lot of evidence that suggest this limit has been removed, however I still cannot seem to sync (Onedrive for Business) folders to my PC with files larger than roughly 2G. Are there some manual settings I am supposed to be looking into for these changes to come into effect?

      • kurtkurt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        10gb limit is a show stopper. Now that unlimited was removed, file size should not be limited. Dropbox doesn't have a limit so i guess we'll be using them instead.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        boom! it's done · Jason MooreAdminJason Moore (Group Program Manager, Microsoft, Microsoft) responded · September 11, 2014

        We’re proud to announce OneDrive now supports up to 10 GB files.

        Boom! Its not done

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