I have SharePoint list with big number of items (13879 items).

I saved it with content, download list template and change GUID in manifest.xml file.

after I add it to .cab and renamed to .stp file and upload this list template to SharePoint site.

Now I am trying to add it on SharePoint but it doesn't loads all items, it loads items only from 8000 to 11000. For this example 9217 items.

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if I am doing same at this list template saving with no content, it adds list to SharePoint and everything is Okay, but not works for big number of items

also when I am trying to open this list with 9217 items, The page you're looking for doesn't exist. is displayed.

list view threshold is increased from 5000 to 15000. enter image description here

so how can I add this large list?

  • How large is the template file (stp) before editing it? Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 12:09
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    Do you have site collection administrator permission while doing these operations? If yes, you may have to increase the "list view threshold" from 5000 to 15000 while doing the operation.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 12:10
  • .stp file is 1969 kb Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 12:14
  • and list view threshold is increased from 5000 to 15000 already Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 12:15

2 Answers 2


There is limit for the template. You can change the value with PowerShell on SharePoint 2013:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue  
$webservice = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService   
#Get the current Maximum Size

#Set New Limit and update
$webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize = 524288000 #500 MB

or try create Template from PowerShell, it looks like Time-Out from UI: How to create Template from PowerShell Here.


@Vaso There is a threshold limit of 5000 items in a list by default unless you have permissions to change the setting. However, a work around is setup view and sort the views by meta Data.

Good Meta Data Articles: MetaData, Lots of Articles

  • list view threshold is increased from 5000 to 15000 already Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 13:23

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