SOLVED: What Is The Maximum Files Size On OneDrive For Business or Personal?

onedrive-logoSince Microsoft merged the OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive for Business clients into the current OneDrive NGSC (Next Generation Sync Client) in 2016, the maximum files size limit has changed from 2GB to now 10GB.

If you want to know which file names, characters or locations are not allowed to sync with OneDrive, see THIS short article.

Sync features OLD OneDrive Current OneDrive
– Max file Size
2GB 15GB
– Selective sync no yes
– Max file limit
20 000 30 Mi (150 000 per folder)
– IT Control
very limited more control

If you want to know how to source the OneDrive ADMX templates for your organization, see our short article Where Is the ADMX Template for OneDrive?


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    isengdoang December 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    You didnt show what characters were or werent allowed…thanks.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews January 6, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Ho; As of January 2020, these names and extentions are not allowed for files or folders: .lock, CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0 – COM9, LPT0 – LPT9, _vti_, desktop.ini, any filename starting with ~$.

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