Skydrive Team Looking To Increase 2GB File Size Limit

Omar Shahine and Mona Akmal from the SkyDrive team held an AMA on reddit answering user questions.  We’ll be sharing any interesting tidbits.

Shahine commented on increasing the 2GB file size limit on Skydrive

This is a good one that we’d like to improve on. I can’t comment about specifics here, but it’s something we are looking at. The reason we don’t support 2 GB is that when we designed the system 7 years ago we thought 2 GB was really big. Turns out it’s not.

It looks like some significant backend changes will need to be made before they can increase the file size limimt. Shahine also discussed the possibility of adding purchasing option of greater than a 100GB total storage

 We are always looking at adding additional storage options. Can’t comment on when this might change.

Source: Reddit

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  • BIAS

    But my SkyDrive has like 10GB remaining. Am I missing something?

    • Mansd

      This is for a single file to be uploaded on skydrive, there not talking about users entire skydrive storage capasity

    • reKitab

      It’s about the File Size that’s acceptable to upload at any given time to skydrive. So, you can’t upload a single file that is 2.1GB large, at the moment.

  • soder

    let me read the title: they are LOOOOOOOOOOOOKING at the problem. Still lightyears from SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLVING it…

    • Yuan Taizong

      Good things comes to those that are patient.

      • STFU

        or to those who use dropbox

        • Danny

          No dropbox (official) for windows phone. so to hell with dumbbox

        • Danny

          Won’t support any company which doesnt support WP

  • NegLewis

    They can support 2+GB files simply by splitting it into a special Zip of Links.
    A 100GB file will be stored as 50 files on the HDD.
    This can be done already with current Windows commands.