change maximum upload file size limit in sharepoint

maximum upload file size limit need to increase or decrease in sharepoint when we receive request from user. User facing issue like “file size exceeds the limit allowed” when trying to upload file of size large. Then user request to increase sharepoint upload file size limit for site. SharePoint administrator can follow any one of the two methods below.

  • Increase file size upload in sharepoint using UI method
  • change upload file size limit using powershell

Increase file size upload limit using UI method

Follow step by step procedure as below to increase sharepoint upload file size limit for a site using UI method.

manage web application in sharepoint 2019
  • Selelct the web application for which you want to change the file size limit.
  • Click on “General Settings” from ribbon.
general settings in manage web application sharepoint 2019
  • One windows dialog box will open. Scroll down and identify the option “Maximum Upload Size”.
  • Edit the value present under Maximum Upload Size to any value with in default value threshold limit of maximum uploading file size 10 gb.
maximum upload file size limit in sharepoint 2019

change file size upload limit using powershell

we can use powershell to change the limit of maximum upload file size. Use the command below to apply the chnage.

$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://win-q2repghf9du:44179/
$webApp.MaximumFileSize = 10240
$webApp.Update()
increase upload size limit in sharepoint 2019

Default threshold limit for uploading a maximum file size is 10gb. we have to modify and keep the modified value with in this limit of 10 gb. Higher the value of Maximum Upload Size, impact of performance in sharepoint server will be high.



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