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/
Sumit Chanda commented
This 20k limit on files is totally ridiculous! I have 127k files in 1.35TB. So although I have fine for the TB limits, the 20k files limit makes OneDrive a totally USELESS product that I am paying for!!! Please fix this quickly.
I never saw such a bull-shit application! And Microsoft will sell it as the latest killer-application!
Henrik Skovgaard commented
I'd say this is an absolute must if I and the companies I support should continue using Office 365 in the future.
What complexity exists?
Your consumer solution "OneDrive" doesn't have this limitation (nor your competitors), so that proves that it works....
I can only presume that this is a business rule that exists as opposed to a technical limitation.
This and the other many issues with this software makes anyone prefer to use Dropbox or Google Drive...my experience with this software has been very disappointing
Bob Anderson commented
Fix this ASAP!
80 billion dollar company with supposedly some of the smartest people engineers and you guys cant build a freaking sync engine that works! What a shame
Why is there so many issues with OneDrive for business sync program. It's brutal to work around the limits.
I did find a third party tool that works beautifully except its a little slow.
How can someone in there spare time come up with solution to resolve the poorly executed onedrive for business limits and microsoft who has vastly more resources are punishing their clients.
Check it out
A 20,000 file limit is absurd. Microsoft, why do express complexity involved with solving this issue when Dropbox and Google Drive never really had this limitation? It seems that the architects of OneDrive neglected to address this. I want to use OneDrive, but Microsoft is the one preventing many from transitioning to its cloud storage. If I pay for 100 GB's or 200 GB's of storage, I don't want restrictions on how I can use that space!
what is the update? 20k files is not enough
Has this issue been solved already?
At this moment I'm also running into this issue :(
Eric de Bruin commented
When paying for 1TB of Cloud Storage, i expect to fill that space with more than 20.000 files. This file limit is making me consider other companies. Your move guys.
Dennis Bottjer commented
This is such a negative and really makes it hard to position OneDrive against DropBox.
Evan Camilleri commented
I have OneDrive family and OneDrive business. Is the limit for both and I think you need a timeline for this!
This is indeed ridiculous, This limit definitely needs to be removed. MS what are you waiting for?
@Anonymous (Feb 14 2015): You didn't even reference the right Dropbox help question. That addresses how big a single file can be; this one answers how many files you can have: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/39 In short, they say there's no limit but performance sill start to decrease after 300K files.
bla bla bla microsoft. talk all you want.
I signed up recently for OneDrive and will now be canceling. The 20,000 cap is ludicrous and is nowhere near what my needs are.
Tomas Nilsén commented
Will absolutly migrating if this will be removed. Same as many other. Alot of pictures and lightroom do their thing. SO i cant use onedrive.
Gary Allman commented
In our business we have 35,000 photographs in Lightroom (and growing) - that's over 70,000 files (Lightroom creates a sidecar file for each image). With Dropbox, this is not a problem. We were considering migrating our business to Office 365, but this is a deal killer for us. We don't want files scattered across platforms.