Remove the limit (20,000) of files that can be stored in OneDrive for Business
There is a hard limit of 20,000 files on top of the file size limit. Please remove the # of file limit.
OneDrive for Business now supports syncing over 20,000 files with our our first release of the new OneDrive sync client. You can go read more about it and other updates at our blog post here: https://blogs.office.com/2015/12/16/onedrive-for-business-update-on-storage-plans-and-next-generation-sync-client/
Eric Kaufmann commented
Yes - like many, I have about 1000 files for every 2 GB. I think it's dishonest not to tell people that they're unlikely to be able to use the 1 TB. There are also upload limits of 1000(??) files a day, which means it would take me the better part of a year to upload. We're a long way from real cloud computing!
Jim Horst commented
This is a critically important issue. Any amount of stored data in excess of 10 to 20 GB is going to exceed the 20,000 files supported. This limit is preventing our smooth migration.
Will this be fixed by the time Windows 10 roles out? Our company is thinking of using OneDrive for Business, and the only thing holding us back is this stupid limit.
Please remove 1000 file limit for upload, make it at lease 4000.
I had 37.000 files uploaded without problems. The problem was, that there is a max. of 20.000 files sharing, and max. 5.000 per folder. I have now ZIP'ed my files, and are just below 20.000. So I can share for some time. The persons I am sharing my files with can't see the ZIP'ed files.
OK, it is great that you can honestly admit there is "complexity". And that you would like to solve the problem. However, to be an honest company, you have to advertise with "20,000 file limit". The marketing are not being truthful, and you are reading that customers are getting really pissed at finding out this huge limitation *after* purchasing. Shame on you!
Michael Garcia commented
I have 73K photo files alone. Plus 12K music files. And about 3K general document and image files. And its all less than 200GB.
And I have 73K business files separate from my personal files above.
Michael Garcia commented
Does this limit still exist?! I just started my Office 365 subscription and was looking forward to "unlimited storage" but if this is still a limitation it really kills much of the value for me. I don't even want to try uploading my photos from the last 13 years if they can't all upload. My delight has turned to disappointment :-(
I used all 3 of my votes on this!
And forget about my music collection. Yikes!
This is a ridiculous file limit that needs to be removed.
One more question. Could someone who knows, give us some clarity over whether or not the 20,000 file limit is only on what can be synced, and not what can be stored, as some have asserted? If this is the case, couldn't the whole problem be solved by giving us basic control over what directories and files sync?
Ok, I am of the opinion that if I have 20,000 files I'm trying to just dump from my local machine to what amounts to one directory or library in cloud storage, I'm probably not managing my files very effectively. Please understand, this is not a criticism, it's an observation. I find SharePoint to be so deep in features that it's hard to even scratch the surface of what it is and what all you can do with it. There just seems to have been a tremendous amount of thought, planning and understanding that have gone into the product, that I wonder if anyone could give us a high level view of why the file limit shouldn't be looked at as necessarily a limit. With the ability to create apps or libraries to deal with photos and other types of files and documents, that would not count against your file limit on your "OneDrive" library, can anyone make sense for us how we should/could be spreading out and managing our files in a way that doesn't conflict with the hard parameters?
Just asking. Don't hate :)
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Actually OneDrive for Business should respect and be equal to NTFS there should never be a "conflict" in terms of naming or quantity of files when synching from Windows NTFS to begin with, why on earth would it be different??? Shouldn't be!
Dave Bell commented
We moved all of our clients to Box because of these limitations with OneDrive. Box is just infinitely better for business and lays Sharepoint to waste. We get next to no support requests from it too, as it's so easy to use. Won't be revisiting the idea of OneDrive until MS catches up with the industry.
Wouter Verboom commented
pffffff.... Nice this OneDrive for Business. I'm syncing forever without completing.
Only have 40Gb but 30k+ files....so it's not possible to upload.
If it's to good to be true....it is to good to be true!
Cheap but you will get not much!
Michael Beijer commented
Same here. MS really pissed me off this time. I had just about moved everything (300 GB of data, which took FOREVER FOR OneDrive to upload!!!!!!) over to OneDrive (Personal) when I discovered that it doesn't have: (1) differential sync (change one byte of a 900 MB text file and it has to re-upload the entire thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and (2) only Office files have a Previous versions facility.
How in god's name can MS be so incompetent?! They are going to need to do a lot of catching up if they want anyone to stay with OneDrive. Dropbox is WAY better. Too bad, I really tried to like it. OneDrive was their only chance of making Office work in the long run, and so far they have 100 dropped this ball.
Kurt Conway commented
going back to dropbox. sigh. Should have stayed with them instead of switching. Another MAJOR oversight and detail that STUNG me by Microsoft.
However complex it is the fact that MS has not accomplished this by now is astonishing. MS did not really want to be the cloud solution at least for mainstream small business customers.
I hope this changes sometime soon ...
Danny Marijnissen commented
Yes, please remove the # of file limit.
For OneDrive for Business should be no limiet!
Any news about the file limit?