Fix Error 0x800700DF: The File Size Exceeds the Limit Allowed and Cannot be Saved

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While copying, moving or even deleting anything in Windows PC, you may face Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved. If you want to fix this error, you can do it very easily. In this case, This article can be beneficial for you.

When you encounter this error, you may see the following message-

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.

For various reasons, a user needs to delete, move, copy files and folders on Windows computer or an external drive. If something prevents him/her to do it, he/she may become very annoyed. A sig But, Keep calm. It has solutions.

How to Fix Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved

You can solve this problem by following several methods. But, First of all, You should check if the destination location has enough space or not. Whatever, Here are the ways to fix error 0x800700DF.

1. Fix from Registry

In most cases, People fixes this problem by modifying a registry key. You can set how much data can be changed at a time in the registry. However, It has a default value which is high enough. If something interrupts it, you may encounter this problem. However, To fix the file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved, do these things in the windows registry editor.

At first, Press Win + R on the keyboard. Then, Type Regedit and click on OK to open Windows Registry Editor.

Now, Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > WebClient > Parameters.

modifying registry to fix error 0x800700DF
Fixing Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved by modifying registry

Then, You should see FileSizeLimitInBytes on the right side. Doubleclick on it.

By default, Its value should be 2faf080 in Hexadecimal and 50000000 in Decimal. However, If you see that the value is different, try to correct it.

Now, Restart Windows. Hopefully, It will fix file size limit error 0x800700DF.

2. Change File System from Fat/Fat 32 to NTFS

If you are trying to transfer, copy or delete files on an external storage device and it shows you “The File Size Exceeds the Limit Allowed and Cannot be Saved”, you should check its file system. To do it, You can just go to this PC. Then, Right click on the external storage drive letter and go to its properties. Now, You can see what its file system is. If it is not NTFS, just right click on the drive letter again and choose format. Then, Select NTFS and click on format. Hopefully, It will fix the file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.

formatting pendrive NTFS filesystem default size

3. Increase File Size Limit in SharePoint

Sometimes, You may face the same problem in SharePoint. Usually, The method one should fix it. In case, You still encounter this issue, you should go to central admin portal of SharePoint and increase the upload quota. For more help, you should contact Microsoft support.

So, These are the best ways to solve this issue. But, Do you have any other ideas?

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