How to increase SharePoint file size limit

When you migrate documents to SharePoint, you might encouter import errors with the following (or a similar) message in the migration-center's log files:

Could not upload File! - Error: Server Error on upload request! Status Code:400 [The request message is too big. The server does not allow messages larger than 52428800 bytes.]

This can happen if you try to import files with content larger than 50 MB into SharePoint because the default SharePoint / IIS installation limits the file upload size to 50 MB.

The following article shows which settings need to be changed to import larger files into SharePoint:

For SharePoint 2016, please see also the following article:


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