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We experienced an issue where users were uploading files using Windows Explorer (WebDAV).  While uploading large files, it would continuously create new versions.  A 10 MB file ended up with 268 different versions.  This was quickly overwhelming SharePoint storage. 

What is the recommended configuration in SharePoint to avoid this issue?

  • What IE version you are using? are you uploading multiple time? any workflow enable on the library? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Oct 15 '14 at 19:25
  • This runaway versioning happens when they upload a single file a single time through Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer). No workflow on the library. – NathanX Oct 15 '14 at 20:08

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