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Allow files of any size to be uploaded and synced

As much as I appreciate the hard work of the Onedrive team for removing the 2GB file size limit and pushing the limit to 10GB, I was really hoping for an unlimited file size when syncing from the desktop or other localized app. I might be an edge case, but I use a competitor to sync VHD's (Virtual Hard Drives) that I use for various purposes and those are far larger than 10GB.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wanted to store Visual Studio offline installation however ISO file is 41GB, not even close to this limit.

      • Robert Fletcher-Dallas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have spent 3 weeks transferring files from Dropbox to One Drive and this has been a very difficult transfer.

        The 15gb limit was only revealed to me during the transfer and even though I only have a few individual files which are over this limit I had to gradually upload my directory folder by folder or it crasehd and stopped transferring.

        Moving 1.5TB folder by folder is a laborious and extremely time consuming process and I am very dissapointed there is not a better method for acheiving this. I am more dissapointed that the problems with transferring files are not clearly outlined with some strategies for managing them. This would have saved me about a week of crashes and botched attempts.

        Now that everything is up (apart from the files over 15gb) the general usage is pretty good and speeds seem to be similar to Dropbox.

        I would like an answer from Microsoft about the following things:

        1) What am I actually supposed to do with files over 15gb?
        The service is supposed to be a complete cloud hard drive solution and this limit prevents it from being so.

        2) Why are the individual file limits not clearly communicated before organisations begin the painful process of moving all company files?

      • María Rosa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        perdón yo adquirí premium y no me genera ampliación de almacenamiento
        quisiera saber cuáles son los motivos

      • Asanka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think 20GB not enough to the present,Minimum try to set as it 50GB
        Why do we need to pay for limitations?

      • robin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        considering the push of virtual technologies and the creation of vhd's/vhdx it seems very strange that the default size of most vhd's is larger than the single file limit allowed by onedrive. Perhaps you can intelligently allow certain file types to be uploaded for backup, or even offer a basic mirroring service ?

      • Eb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        10GB file size limit is ridiculous! OneDrive is stuck in 2008.

      • Pete commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah this seems a bit silly given the options elsewhere... I have backed Onedrive for a long time, but more and more it seems like Google or Dropbox are better options due to oversights such as this

      • Garrett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You're not an edge case. I want to fill up my 5 TB. It's a pain in the butt to migrate to ODFB from our local shares because I can't just drag and drop them in to the cloud.

      • Chad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dropbox has no file upload size limitations when using their app. Only a limit when using a web-browser to upload and even then that is 20GB. Should be able to match that Microsoft!

      • Dave stevens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates on this? If not unlimited, how about 5tb (like Google)?

        10tb limit is quickly becoming unrealistic, especially given the size of certain files (4k clips, etc).

        Can you give us a status update, at the very least?

      • Anas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Gents at MS, please take this issue as a very serious one! at least give a workaround for it.

      • jml commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my PC (windows 10) I moved all my files from my documents into ONEdrive in hopes that all work will be synched up. When I did this, I got the error saying "files bigger than 10 g can't be synched" What happens to those files? Are they somehow marked for me? When I want to get a new computer, what do I have to do so I don't lose them?

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