Friday, 10 July 2015

WebDAV Download Error: 0x800700DF File Size Exceeds Limit Allowed

We set up a WebDAV based file repository for some of our Cloud deployments.

When we did so we hit the following:


An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.

Search results indeed bring up a plethora of results all with the same fix:

  1. Regedit
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
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  3. FileSizeLimitInBytes
    1. Set to the following Decimal: 4294967295
    2. Click OK
  4. Restart the WebClient service
  5. Refresh the Windows Explorer WebDAV window
  6. Authenticate again
  7. Voila!
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We’re now in business.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book


Anonymous said...

I too see that all the resolution I have come across is to the issue is to edit the registry. I am user without administrative privileges. Do you know of a solution to this issue without editing the registry and is based of just being an end user?

Thank you,

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

In a domain setting this registry change can be deployed via Group Policy.

For standalone settings, it's either they do it via elevation or we get in there and make the setting change via desktop share.