# 404 Error after upload PDF to document library

I'm having an issue uploading a PDF to a document library. I've uploaded many different PDF's to many document libraries with no issues. This one PDF won't upload. I get a 404 error. It's 5 MB and opens in Reader fine. Any ideas what the issue could be? Thanks!

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This error occurs when you are trying to upload large files in SharePoint, you need to configure few settings so that you can upload larger files.

Step 1: Central Administration -> Web Application General Settings -> Edit “Maximum Upload Size”:

Step 2: Edit web.config under "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories[YourWebApplication]"

``````<httpRuntime executionTimeout=”999999″ maxRequestLength=”51200″ />
``````

Step 3: Edit web.config under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS

``````<location path=”upload.aspx”>
<system.web>
<httpRuntime executionTimeout=”999999″ maxRequestLength=”2097151″ />
</system.web>
``````

Step 4: Add this lines to web.config under C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories[YourWebApplication] (If you get 404 error after file upload)

``````<system.webServer>
<security>
<requestFiltering>
<requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength=”52428800″/>
</requestFiltering>
</security>
``````
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Ah, step #4 did it for me. Thanks! –  Ross Jun 20 '12 at 23:26