Upload errors in Zoho WorkDrive

Upload errors in WorkDrive

With Zoho WorkDrive, you can simultaneously upload several large files with ease and start collaborating on them the moment they’re on your account. However, sometimes these uploads may fail due to an error. WorkDrive provides the necessary feedback for these cases.

Listed below are the possible error cases you may face in WorkDrive:

Upload Limitations
  1. Zoho WorkDrive has a maximum upload limit of 10 GB, 50 GB, and 250 GB for Starter, Team, and Business plans, respectively
  2. The maximum number of files in a folder (including sub-folders) should not exceed 50,000 file limit
If any of these conditions are exceeded, an upload error will occur.
Tip: To upload many files, we recommend using WorkDrive's Sync or TrueSync app for desktop.

Storage Limitations

If you've consumed the total storage space of your current plan (for example, when your current plan of 1 TB is fully utilized), you will not be able to upload new files.
To check your current storage consumption, sign in to your WorkDrive account and go to Admin Console > Dashboard.

Tip: You can upgrade to a higher plan, or buy additional storage as an add-on to meet your storage requirements.
Learn more about WorkDrive plans and pricing

Network errors

An unstable or disconnected internet connection can cause upload errors. All your ongoing file uploads get paused if the internet gets interrupted or disconnected. However, once the connection gets re-established, your file uploads will be resumed automatically.

Incomplete file uploads

An incomplete file upload error occurs when the upload source is interrupted (e.g., removing the drive or deleting the file during the upload) or if the internet connection is abrupt and takes a long time to reconnect.

Uploading a new version on a checked-out file

You cannot upload a new version when someone has locked (checked out) the file. This is because a new version can only be uploaded once the file is unlocked (checked in).

Unauthorized access

Uploading files without sufficient permission is not possible in WorkDrive. For example, when someone removes you from the team folder during uploads, the corresponding file uploads will fail.

Server's temporary slowness

Uploads will always fail during server downtime or when the server is experiencing temporary slowness. In this case, WorkDrive shows an alert and automatically retries the upload every minute.

Unreadable files

A file will fail to upload if it’s unreadable by WorkDrive. This occurs due to the following reasons:
  1. A file’s path length exceeded the maximum limit for its corresponding OS:
    1. Windows - 260 characters, including file name
    2. Mac - Maximum path length is 1024 characters, whereas the maximum length of a file or folder name is 255
    3. Linux - Maximum path length is 4096 characters, whereas the maximum length of a file or folder name is 255
  2. Temporary files which begin with "._" before their name and files named ".DS_Store" will not be uploaded to WorkDrive
Also read:
  1. Add files and folders to My Folders
  2. Add files and folders to Team Folders

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