SharePoint doesn't warn when setting maximum file size greater than allowed limit

Copper Contributor

As we know in SharePoint 2016, the maximum allowed file size is 10GB (default is 2GB) but when I try to set a file size greater than 10GB in Central Admin then it doesn't actual warn or show error and happily accept that value.

Same is the case with PowerShell i.e I am able to set a value higher than 10GB and it doesn't show any error.

So, if I set value 20000MB then will I be able to actually upload such file or will it show error?


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Hi @FrankMartin1610 

If you need to upload files larger than 10GB to SharePoint 2016, you have two options:

  1. Use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS). RBS is a feature that allows you to store large files in a separate location, such as Azure Blob Storage. This can help to improve the performance and scalability of your SharePoint farm.
  2. Use a third-party solution. There are a number of third-party solutions that allow you to upload and manage large files in SharePoint. These solutions typically provide additional features, such as file encryption and compression.


I recommend using RBS if you need to upload files larger than 10GB to SharePoint 2016. RBS is a built-in feature of SharePoint and is relatively easy to implement and manage.