OneDrive Restrictions and Limitations

Microsoft OneDrive for Business, available to faculty and staff through your Microsoft Office 365 account, have some restrictions and limitations you should be aware of:

File Size Limit

There is a 250 GB file size limit per file.

File and Folder Name (Path) Length Restriction

Each file name path (including the folder and the file name) cannot be longer than 400 characters.

File Name Restrictions

The following characters are invalid in a file name:

< (less than)
> (greater than)
: (colon)
" (double quote)
| (pipe)
? (question mark)
* (asterisk)
/ (slash)
\ (backslash)

If you try to upload a file that has one of these characters in the file name, you will get an error message:

 

The following strings in file names aren't supported when you sync OneDrive for Business:

.files
~$
._
.laccdb
.tmp
.tpm
thumbs.db
EhThumbs.db
Desktop.ini
.DS_Store
Icon
.lock
CON
PRN
AUX
NUL
COM1
COM2
COM3
COM4
COM5
COM6
COM7
COM8
COM9
LPT1
LPT2
LPT3
LPT4
LPT5
LPT6
LPT7
LPT8
LPT9

Folder Name Restriction

This folder name isn't supported when the folder is at the root level for a library:

FORMS

These folder names aren't supported in OneDrive for Business:

_t

_w

_vti_

Additional Information

For more information, please review the following Microsoft article:

Restrictions and limitations when you sync files and folders using the new OneDrive for Business sync client
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3125202/restrictions-and-limitations-when-you-sync-files-and-folders-using-the-new-onedrive-for-business-sync-client

 

Details

Article ID: 13668
Created
Fri 6/3/16 3:58 PM
Modified
Wed 8/31/22 3:13 PM

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