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SharePoint sync with SkyDrive Pro – Restrictions & Limitations

Do you work with a lot of SharePoint documents,  then you can appreciate the  syncing your SharePoint library content to your computer. Benefits??? as follows

  • 24/7 access to your documents.
  • Read and edit while you’re offline.
  • Everything syncs with SharePoint whenever you go back online.
  • Browser-free interaction with your documents.
  • Opening your documents in a Web browser is fine, but working directly in your file system is usually more convenient.

To sync a library: Go to the library > click Sync at the top of the page > click Sync Now in the SkyDrive Pro wizard. (Keep in mind the following restrictions and limitations related to syncing SharePoint libraries.)

How many items can I sync?

  • You can sync up to 20,000 items in your SkyDrive Pro library, including folders and files.
  • You can sync up to 5,000 items in other SharePoint libraries, including folders and files. These are the libraries you find in various SharePoint sites, such as team sites and community sites.

What’s the size limit for downloading files?

In any SharePoint library, you can download files of up to 2 GB.

What’s the character limit for files and folders?

These limits apply to files and folders that you add to a synced library folder for uploading to SharePoint. In normal practice, you’re unlikely to hit these limits. But I’ll mention them here, just in case:

  • File names can have up to 128 characters
  • Folder names can have up to 256 characters
  • Folder name/file name combinations can have up to 260 characters

If you have a file, folder, or combination that exceeds the limit, the item will remain in the synced library folder, and an error icon will appear on the item to tell you that there’s a sync problem.

Invalid characters

You cannot upload files with names that contain any of the following characters: \ /:* ? ” < > | # { } % ~ &

Invalid file types

You cannot upload OneNote files, or files with a *.tmp or *.ds_store extension. Additionally, you cannot upload desktop.ini, thumbs.db, or ehthumbs.db.

Hope this will help


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This entry was posted on January 28, 2013 by in Microsoft, Office 365(O365), Restrictions & Limitations, SharePoint Online, SkyDrive Pro, Software.

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