Solution For 0x800700df Error Code

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Hi! When I’m trying to download some file from an online backup driver, but I’m continuously receiving this 0x800700df error code followed by ‘The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.’ This problem never occurred before. I’m unable to figure out the reason and solution of this error. Share the steps to solve this error.

Answered By 0 points N/A #325700

Solution For 0x800700df Error Code


The first thing you should do is check the default download limit, i.e., file size limit in Bytes. You must set it to its maximum value. It will fix the error. Try these steps to solve the problem-

  • Press Windows and R key together.
  • Type ‘Regedit’ in the Run window and press enter.
  • Click on ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.’
  • Click on ‘SYSTEM.’
  • Click on ‘Current Control Set.’
  • Select ‘Services.’
  • Click on ‘Web Clint.’
  • Click on ‘Parameters.’
  • Now, right-click on ‘File Size Limit in Bytes.’
  • Click on ‘Modify.’
  • Select ‘Decimal.’
  • Click on the ‘Value data’ box.
  • Type ‘4294967295.’
  • Click on ‘Ok.’
Answered By 590495 points N/A #326581

Solution For 0x800700df Error Code


The full error reads:

“An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.”

This error normally happens when you try to download a file bigger than 50,000,000 bytes from a web folder. You may encounter this on Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later versions of Microsoft Windows. The problem happens because a security change was introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 that affects the WebDAV or Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning.

This security change guarantees that an unauthorized server cannot force a client computer into DoS attack or denial-of-service attack. That’s why when you download a file that is bigger than 50,000,000 bytes the client computer interprets this download as DoS attack and that’s why the download process stops.

To fix the problem, go to Folder copy error message when downloading a file then click the download button under “Windows XP SP2, Vista, or 7: Fix it for me” section. This downloads the “MicrosoftEasyFix55026.msi” file. Just run the file and follow the instructions.

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