OneDrive for Business DOES NOT have a file limit of 20,000

Update – the new sync tool is now available.  Really it is the OneDrive Personal version sync tool now with the ability to add a OneDrive for Business account.  Once you add the account you can do the following…

Right click the tray icon and select Choose folders under your OneDrive for Business account, choose your folders and click OK.  That’s it, the sync tool with only sync your selected files from there on out 🙂


Been noticing a lot of traffic on this post and thought this edit made sense…
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Just found this  Sync Tool Announcement… Looks like a new sync client is on its way 🙂

Thanks to this blog post… Overthinking Blog Post

For pointing this out 🙂

For now I still stand by this, but I’m hoping this Sync tool does give people who really want to sync with a viable tool.
In a lot of cases mapping is the way to go and provides more by way of what people are actually looking for. I helped write a script that automates this and I blogged about it…

Keep in mind things are changing in the cloud on the regular, so tweaks need to be made to the script to account for that. I’ll be presenting on this at Cloud Saturday Atlanta on Sept 26th If you want a lot more detail I recommend you attend.
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Today I ran across this posting about OneDrive for business and while reading through the colorful comments it occurred to me that most of these folks think that there is a 20K file limit in OneDrive for Business.

I thought it warranted a post because A LOT of people seem to have misunderstood this limit. I found some other articles that sort of misunderstood as well, but won’t be posting links here.

Just to say it again the 20,000 item limit is only for syncing, which let’s face it you are never going to need to take 20,000 documents offline between when you will be able to connect to the internet next. You can absolutely store millions of documents, I believe 50 million is the limit, in OneDrive, so don’t let the Sync limit confuse you.

I’ll be the first one to admit there are plenty of issues with Sync and for the love of all that is holy, unless you want to test the limits of your anger and frustration, please do not attempt to use it as a migration tool.

If you want to migrate to OneDrive for Business I recommend using a tool like AvePoint Migrator. If you’d like to know more about OneDrive see the following post.


SharePoint Saturday Atlanta 2015

SharePoint Saturday Atlanta 2015 will be held on Saturday May 30th at GSU’s Alpharetta Campus.  If you are interested in attending or speaking, please follow the link below.

This is the first year that I have helped plan the event, and I am very much looking forward to how it turns out.

Registration opens today.  Please be sure to register as it will help us as we are planning this event.

I am also helping plan Cloud Saturday that will be held later this year.