Q: I received an error message when trying to upload a file to a Google Drive Block. Why can't I upload my file?
A: There are two reasons you might have trouble uploading a file to a Google Drive Block.
- Your file may be too large. Google restricts the size of documents your upload based on the file type
- Google can not convert your file format to a viewable Google Drive file type.
Supported File Types and Size Limitations
Below is some information on the supported file types and size limits for each type of document you may upload.
Supported File Types: Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, and Plain Text
Limitations: 1,024,000 characters, regardless of the number of pages or font size. No larger than 50MB.
Supported File Types: Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Comma Separated (.csv), Plain Test (.txt) and Open Office (.ods)
Limitations: 400,000 cells, with a maximum of 256 columns per sheet. Not larger than 100MB.
Supported File Types: Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt and .pps)
Limitations: No larger than 50MB.
Supported File Types: .wmf
Limitations: No known size limitations.
Images for OCR:
Supported File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf
Files that are uploaded but not converted to Google Drive files can be up to 5 TB.
Each Google Drive user receives 15 GB of free storage, but if you'd like more you can pay for additional space.
You can read more about supported Google Docs file types and size limitations here: