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File Size Limits of File System Actions - How to copy to Sharepoint Library?

Ok, I have been using File System actions for two years.  It was not until today that I discovered the 30mb limit.  I was lucky until today.  Now, my entire scheme for working files is in jeopardy due to this limit.  I'm NOT impressed, Microsoft, this is on you.  


So, I need to find a way to get a 30Mb from my file system into Sharepoint Online via Flow.  Is there any other way of getting it there through some other means?  Once I get it there, I can do anything I want with it, and Ive never seen a limit there.  


It would also help if I could find a way to connect to a SP online library via a windows path.  This was capable with native Sharepoint.  I have not found a way to do that with a SP online.  Any help with this would be great as well.


Thank you.

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Well, there's a couple of things that come to mind. RPA could be a solution. The one I'm thinking of is copy-item in powershell. Do you have access to scheduler? Is your sharepoint site's document library mounted on your local workstation? 

@NorthernChuck ,


No, we do not have a server based SP installation.  Its SP Online.  Its a cloud library.  We do not have a server license.


Power Automate Desktop is PC specific.  I need our apps to not be tied to a specific user or require special client setup.  Its too much to manage.



so where does this 30meg or more file first appear? You wrote "my filesystem" and so I figured you meant your local drive.
Also you can mount the document library of Sharepoint Sites locally through OD. You can checkmark which ones to unsync in your OD settings. 
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You don't need "humans" to run RPAs or scheduled scripts, you can have a service account spin up a Win10 VM, run it's thing and then turn off if you wanted. It really boils down to your step 1. Where do you first receive/see this file? 

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@NorthernChuck , 

Good suggestion about One Drive.  However, with further messing around, it seems that all "File Systems" actions have this limit.  I was thinking about using the Copy File action and go from one local path to another to get it into SP, and that isnt going to work either.  


When I refer to files on "my filesystem", these are files in a shared drive that are placed there from various sources.  These files can be manipulated via "File System" actions.  



I was using this function, but now with a file over 30MB, its a no-go.  30MB is not very big by today's standards.  I just got lucky up to now.  Also, I'm using these functions in some cases to drive on-demand access to view files.  I'm not going to have enough time to trigger scrips in a VM, and get it back into Flow, and back to Power Apps in a reasonable amount of time where a user is just waiting for it.  


I'm likely going to have to push all of these PDF files into a SP library, and then get to them there.  Its a big ordeal I should not have to do over such a puny limitation.



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