How to Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF in Windows 10

Looking for easy ways to resolve the ‘File size exceeds limit’ error 0x800700DF in Windows 10?

Sometimes, moving large files between operating systems, SharePoint, or an external drive might not be as seamless as it seems.

Recently, several users reported that their screens display the error code 0x800700DF when they attempt to download, upload, or move large files in Windows 10. We looked into this issue and discovered that reasons like a download limit imposed by the Registry Editor and disabled Web Client service could cause this issue.

If you are facing a similar issue, you are in the right place. In this guide, we will walk through the relevant steps of resolving the error 0x800700DF in detail.

Let’s get started.

1. Use the Registry Editor.

Registry Editor is a database that stores low-level settings for Windows programs and operations. Windows refers to this information when performing relevant tasks. Information in Windows Registry is stored in the form of keys, and by modifying the relevant keys, you can make the desired changes. 

We will increase the file size limit using the Registry Editor to resolve the error at hand in this method.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously to open a Run dialogue box. 
  2. Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter. This will open Registry Editor on Windows.
  1. Choose File from the top-left corner of the window and click on Export from the list of options available. We will create a backup of the Windows Registry before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps.
Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF on Windows 10
  1. Now enter the file’s name where you would want to make the Registry backup in the text field against File name.
  2. Under Export range, click All and click on Save.
Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF on Windows 10
  1. Now navigate to the location mentioned below inside the Registry Editor.
  1. Now locate FleSizeLimitInBytes in the right pane and double-click on it.
  2. Under Value data, type 4294967295 and hit Enter
Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF on Windows 10

Note: If the file size you are trying to download exceeds 4294967295, you can add a number according to your requirements. For instance, if the file you are trying to install is 10 GB, you can add 10000000000.

That’s it. 

This should resolve the issue at hand on your PC.

2. Change the File System on Your Storage.

Suppose your screen displays the error under consideration upon your attempt to download files exceeding 4GB on your local storage. In that case, the limitation is imposed by your file system.

In case you are trying to download on a standalone partition that does not contain your operating system, you can resolve the issue by changing the file system on your storage:

Here is how you can do that:

  1. Launch File Explorer and navigate to the problematic folder.
  2. Right-click on the folder and select Format from the list of options available.
  3. In the newly launched window, change the File system to NTFS and the Allocation unit size to Default allocation size.
Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF in Windows 10
  1. Name the newly formatted volume and uncheck the box against Quick Format.
  2. Finally, click on Start and wait for the process to complete. You can expect it to take an hour or two, depending upon the size of the volume.
  3. Once the process is complete, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved.

Following these steps should help you make the desired changes in no time.

3. Enable the Web Client Service.

If you cannot upload a large file to SharePoint due to the error code 0x800700DF, check if the service required to perform this action is enabled. 

SharePoint (and other software that use WebDAV) uses Web Client for data exchanges with local storage. 

Several users managed to resolve the issue by enabling Web Client service, which is why we encourage you to give it a shot.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open a Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously.
  2. Type ‘services.msc’ in the text field of the dialogue box and hit Enter. Doing so will launch the Services window.
  1. Inside the newly-launched window, locate WebClient and right-click on it.
  2. Choose Properties from the list of options available.
Resolve File Size Exceeds Limit Error 0x800700DF on Windows 10
  1. In the Properties screen, go to the General tab and change the Startup type to Manual.
  2. Now click on Start and hit OK to save the changes.

Hopefully, doing so will resolve the error at hand on your PC.

4. Try Using CleanMyPC.

There is also a high chance of facing the error at hand due to a malware infection. 

Several users managed to fix the issue by running a detailed scan with an efficient PC cleaner, which helped remove the corruption errors from their systems. We strongly advise you to do the same.

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5. Set a File Size Upload Limit.

If enabling the Web Client service did not work for you, try increasing the maximum upload size value in SharePoint. 

You should resolve the issue if you were facing the problem because of SharePoint’s upload limit.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Login to SharePoint’s Admin Central and navigate to the path mentioned below.
Central Administration/Application Management/Manage Web Applications
  1. Choose the applications that you want to change and click on General Settings.
  2. Now change the Maximum upload size value to 2047 MB.

As simple as that!

This brings us to the end of our article on the ‘File size exceeds limit’ error 0x800700DF in Windows 10. We hope that one of the methods mentioned in this guide did the trick for you. If you have questions regarding the methods mentioned above, please let us know in the comment section below. 

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  • Zainab Falak

    Zainab Falak is a staff writer for Saint and an expert in Microsoft Windows, having authored more than 200 posts. She has a Bachelors in Actuarial Sciences and her passion for computers extends to exploring various aspects, from UI customization to the Windows registry and exploring error codes. Twitter LinkedIn

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