If you are trying to trying to move a large amount of data from one location on your computer to another but keep getting error 0x80070299 while doing so. This article will guide you through several different troubleshooting steps this should remedy the problem so that you can move files and content to and from different locations on your device without issue.


  1. How to Fix the requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation. Error 0x80070299 on Windows 11.
  2. What is causing "The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation" Error 0x80070299.

How to Fix the requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation. Error 0x80070299.

If your problems are happening with a HDD you can try defragging the drive. You can skip this step if you have an SSD. It should help solve the problem.

  • Press Win + E to open File Explorer.

  • Go to This PC.

  • Right-click on your main drive and go to the Tools tab.

  • Under Optimize and defragment drive, click Optimize.

  • Select the drive you wish to optimize.

  • Depending on whether you use HDD or SSD, click either Defragment or Optimize.

  • Wait for the process to complete.

Perform Check Disk.

This is one of the most common fixes for any file transfer or drive issues. It's been a staple tool in Windows for a very long time and works exceptionally well.

  • Type in cmd in Windows search.

  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

  • In the User Account Control window, click Yes.

  • In the new window, type in the following command and press Enter after:

chkdsk c: /f

Note: use chkdsk c: /f /r /x command if you are using SSD as your primary partition. Replace c: with another drive letter if you are using a different drive.

  • If you receive an error, type in Y, close down Command Prompt and restart your system.

  • Let the process finish.

Install Any Outstanding Windows Updates.

If you have any outstanding Windows updates that you haven't yet installed now is the time to download them. There's a decent chance that the issue is a bug and one that has been patched in a newer version of Windows. That said if you recently installed an update, you may want to roll back to an older version of Windows 11 to see if the issue goes away.

Format the drive with /L parameter.

Formatting the drive with the /L parameter can help by setting a larger cluster size, which might mitigate file system limitations with large files on NTFS volumes.

  • Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

  • In the new window, type in the following command:
    format (drive letter): /L

  • Replace (drive letter) with the appropriate letter and press Enter.

  • Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the format.

  • Restart your PC.

Disable NTFS Compression.

  • Right-click on the drive in File Explorer and select Properties.

  • Uncheck the option to Compress this drive to save disk space under the General tab.

  • Click Apply and then OK to make the changes.