User Gets This Error Message:

Your changes could not be saved because this SharePoint Web site has exceeded the storage quota limit. You must save your work to another location. Contact your administrator to change the quota limits for the Web site.

My Solution or Attempt:

Central Administration>Application Management>Site Collection Quotas and Locks>Changed from Default Individual to Personal>then>Quota Templates>Editing an Existing Template checked>limit site storage and email 500mb, it was blank by default.

The user is still getting errors. Did i do it wrong or is there another property that I need to check?

  • @Melissa: Can you please ease up on the caps and remember to use appropriate tags for your questions. Thanks and welcome :-)
    – Alex Angas
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 0:36

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So, all you did is update the template, not update the quota for the site. Go to Central Admin->Application Management->Site Collection Quotas and locks

Select the site in question, and then change it to your new quota template, a different quota template, or individual quota.

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