Cannot upload file(s) to SharePoint site

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If I try to upload a file or multiple files to SharePoint, it fails.

There were no problems before an hour or two.

Could someone come up with a ready resolution for this issue?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #158064

Cannot upload file(s) to SharePoint site

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Hello Thomas. Sometimes MS Sharepoint has uploading problems due to technical problems. Please follow these steps:

1. Check the httpRuntime and maxRequestLength. If your files are exceeding those then please change them.

2. In the central administration check the upload size limit and storage quotas. 

If you are having this problem because of the large size of files then please change the settings in the following way:

1. In Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) change maximum upload size of the file for the virtual server settings.

2. Increase the connection timeout in IIS. 

3. In the Web.config file change the execution timeout value. 

Hopefully this will resolve your problem. 

Answered By 0 points N/A #158065

Cannot upload file(s) to SharePoint site

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Please check for non-URL safe characters in the file name.

SharePoint restricts these characters from being in the file name of any file being uploaded to SharePoint.

To verify:

Does the file or folder contain any of the following characters:

  • / : * ? " < > | # { } % & ~
  • Tab character
  • Multiple periods (full stops)

To rename the file using URL safe characters:

  1. Double click My Computer.
  2. Go to the file on your computer. (e.g. c:documents and settings<your username>my documentsmyfilename.doc)
  3. Right click the file and select Rename.
  4. Type a new file name that does not contain any non-URL safe characters:

    • ^ : * ? " < > | # { } % & ~
    • Tab character
    • Multiple periods (full stops)
  5. Press Enter.

Hope this helps!

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