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Transfer attachments from Announcements to Shared Document Library?

On our Intranet, we often attache documents (.doc, pdf, etc) to our Announcements list.

Is there any way to transfer these attachments to the site's Shared Documents Library?

(we have been uploading the attachments seperately to the library, but it's double work)
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FFNetAdminsCommented:
You can open both sites up via UNC paths and just drag and drop. Just be sure that WebDAV in IIS and the WebClient service is started on your SharePoint web front end service. You then will be able to open your sites up like this:

Start...run...
\\sharepointserver\sharepointsite\
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quihongCommented:
Like FFNetAdmins suggested you can access your SharePoint doclib and list via the UNC path. Make sure the Web Client service is running (not default on Server OSes).

Attachments upload to a SharePoint list is stored in the following way:

\\servername\sites\sitecollectioname\lists\Annoucements\Attachments\ITEMID\file.doc

I think its better practice to upload your document to your document library and have a link to the document in your announcement versus actually attaching the document into the announcement. Just my 2 cents.
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sandshakimiAuthor Commented:
quihong,
Actually, I already suggested linking. It is a better approach. Going foward, we'll do that.
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For the older Announcements with attachments, I'm not familiar with the first part of your response. Is the UNC pather something I as an Admin have access to?
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FFNetAdminsCommented:
You will once you enable WebDAV in IIS and the 'Webclient' service in the Control Panel of your SharePoint web front end. I can walk you through it, it's very quick and does not require a reboot.

What version of Windows Server are you using and do you have access to remote desktop into it to make changes?
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sandshakimiAuthor Commented:
I'm just a Admin, not the SP Architect, I don't have access to Central Admin or any backend services.
 
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FFNetAdminsCommented:
You won't need access to Central Admin, but you would need to coordinate with the server guys. It's honestly the fastest possible method. Your essentially opening up the Announcements in one Explorer window, and the Document Library in another Explorer view, and then dragging and dropping. If you can't enable those services then uploading one at a time is your only way of achieving your goal.
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sandshakimiAuthor Commented:
thanks, it makes sense
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