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When you upload a file to a Microsoft SharePoint Online list, you receive the following error message:
The URL <file name> is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web.
Note The placeholder <file name> represents the name of the file that you uploaded to the SharePoint Online list.


To work around this issue, remove the Version column from the list of Indexed Columns for the list that has this issue. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Browse to the list where the issue exists.
  2. In the ribbon, click the Library tab, and then click Library Settings.
  3. In the fields list, click Indexed Columns.
  4. In the Indexed Columns list, click Version.
  5. Click Delete, and then click OK.
  6. Upload any files that you previously experienced the issue with.


This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The Version column is configured as an Indexed Column.
  • You received the latest SharePoint Online service update.

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Article ID: 2796640 - Last Review: February 27, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
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