Error with download

Describe the issue/error/question

Can’t download files larger than 512MB

What is the error message (if any)?

Please share the workflow

Share the output returned by the last node

Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: 0.176.0
  • Database you’re using SQLite
  • Running n8n with the execution process [own(default), main]:
  • Running n8n via [Docker, npm,, desktop app]:

If you search for that error in the forum you should already find multiple issues about this error. Here for example one which also mentions a solution (setting the environment variable N8N_DEFAULT_BINARY_DATA_MODE=filesystem):

fyi, also created an internal ticket to catch this error and display another more helpful one in the future.