What is the maximum File Size can be copied within a SharePoint Site

Faisal Noordeen 26 Reputation points

Hello ,

As per below Microsoft documentation , Maximum File size can be copied from one document library to another document library (Each file must be less than 15 GB) across sites is 15 GB. Not sure same restriction is applicable for copying within a site.


As per below Microsoft documentation , maximum file size that can be copied across site using Create copy jobs is 2 GB. Again not sure same restriction is applicable for copying within a site


But I could copy a 20 GB file from one document library to another document library within a site using Copy-PnPFile command(PnP PowerShell Command)

I am just confused, What is the maximum size of a file can be copied from one document library to another document library in Sharepoint online?

We have some requirement to programmatically copy large files from one location to another location. (Within a site also fine)

Could you please help and guide us with details?

Best Regards,
Faisal NK

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  1. Elsie Lu_MSFT 9,751 Reputation points

    Hi @Faisal Noordeen ,

    According to the description in the official document you provided, the upload limit of a file in a document library is 250 GB.

    Now that you can store it, you can copy and move it. Through my understanding of the official document description, the transfer of a single file does not limit the file size, however there is a limit to copy/move multiple files together, as mentioned:


    In addition, the applicable scenario of 2GB you mentioned is when using some SharePoint APIs, not for OOTB copy/move.

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