How to Troubleshoot Error 0x800700DF (File Size Exceeds Limit) in Windows PC

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Error 0x800700DF is a typical error that occurs when you download or move a large file to SharePoint, a Windows computer, or an external drive. Since the service’s default web client size is 47 MB, you will get an error message 0x800700df if you try to upload a file that exceeds the limit.

When error 0x800700Ddf occurs, the system often checks the current limit for downloading files. However, if the quota is not an issue, the error may be caused by a local restriction in the web client service.

What causes 0x800700DF?

The current file system is not suitable for this file transfer: If you see this error when downloading files larger than 4 GB, the error is caused by a FAT32 file system limitation.

The web client service is disabled: If you only get this type of problem when trying to upload a large file to SharePoint (or a similar service), the problem is probably related to a necessary service that is necessarily disabled (the web client).

File size exceeds FileSizeLimitInBytes: The most common cause of this problem is an attempt to upload or download a file (to or from a cloud service such as SharePoint) that exceeds the maximum allowable size configured in the registry editor.

How to fix 0x800700DF?

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Changing the file system

  1. Launch File Explorer and navigate to the folder with the problem.
  2. Right-click the folder and select Format from the list of available options.
  3. In the window that opens, change the file system to NTFS and the selection unit size to the standard selection size.
  4. Name the reformatted volume and uncheck the Quick Format checkbox.
  5. Finally, click the Start button and wait for the process to complete. Depending on the size of your disk, this process may take one to two hours.
  6. After the process completes, restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Set a limit on the size of the uploaded file

  1. Log in to SharePoint Central Admin and go to the path shown below.
  2. Central Administration/Application Management/Web Application Management
  3. Select the applications you want to change and click General Settings.
  4. Then change the maximum download size to 2047 MB.

Enable the web client service

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys at the same time.
  2. Type “services.MSC” in the text box of the dialog box and press Enter. The Services window will open.
  3. In the window that has just opened, locate the web client and right-click it.
  4. Select Properties from the list of available options.
  5. In the Properties window, click the General tab and change the startup type to Manual.
  6. Now click Start and OK to save your changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you get error 0x800700DF when trying to copy a file to an external storage medium such as a USB drive or SD card. You need to change the file system of the external storage medium. To do this, you need to format the storage medium. Let's look at the example of a USB storage medium.

This message means that the zip engine creating your backup had to be stopped because the system it is running on is configured with a maximum file size limit, i.e. the zip file created by this zip engine cannot be larger than this limit.

Reduce the size of the document(s). Try to reduce the file size by creating the smallest possible file size for the scanned document(s).

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