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Bulk export/download from Sharepoint document library

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I’m wondering if there’s a relatively easy way to periodically dump all of the files from a Sharepoint document library to a non-Sharepoint storage medium; i.e. save all of the document attachments from the Sharepoint document library to a USB drive.  In a library of 500-1000 documents, it wouldn't be feasible to download them one-by-one.  In this particular scenario, doing a Sharepoint backup/restore isn't feasible.  We'd like to store them in Sharepoint for the workflow, document control, and auditing benefits, but we need to be able to take these documents on the go.  We need some sort of Sharepoint Document Library Export/Download utility.

Has anyone ever come across anything like that?
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by:avalenzuela
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You could use wget... is free and it works..

http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/
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You didn't state which version of Sharepoint you're using. In Sharepoint 2003 and WSS, I've gone to a document library and selected Open in Explorer from the Actions menu and had my files come up in a Windows Explorer folder. That would give you the path to the document library and then you could use a synchronizer program like Allway Sync that supports UNC paths. http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/File_Synchronizing_Utilities/free/ has some possibilities.
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SPIEfolder
http://spiefolder.codeplex.com/

"Allows you to either Import a file system folder (And all files and subfolders) into a SharePoint Document Library, and also export a SharePoint Document Library to the file system for
WSS 2.0/SPS2003 or WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007. This tool completely replicates the document libraries folder hierarchy to the file system when exporting, and replicates the folder hierarchy from the file system to the document library when importing."
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I had no idea you could simply open a document library in Windows Explorer like that.  Sometimes it's the obvious stuff!!  Thank you.
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