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Is there a way to make a folder located on the D Drive of a Share Point server a library?

colonelblue asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hello experts,

I have a folder on the D drive that some co-workers use for files.
Is there a way I can call that folder into SharePoint 2007 so that it can be accessible and added onto via SP as well?

For  example, I'd like to take D:\Office2\PDFS on the physical server box itself and have that show up( called up ) as a library in SP.
 ( BTW that folder is used by another application and why I just can't "move it" )

Thanks in advance.
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Files/folders live in the sharepoint database so you can't do what I *think* you are asking.
That said, you can map a mapped drive to a sharepoint doc library like this:


Thank you but I suppose  what I was  hoping for was to use the familiarity and ease of SP to upload their documents into the outside folder that a separate application uses.

Can't think how without code. When uploaded to sharepoint your documents become binary objects I the database unless you use remote blob storage.
You could write an event receiver that grabs a copy of the uploaded doc and copies it to D: but you'd be doubling disk space. You can open a document in windows explorer view to see the docs in a windows type way but this is also done through SP


Hello QPR, actually I wasn't intending to have the files stored in the SP or the database , just wanted to use SP as the GUI in between ( even as a shell ). I have embedded ASP applications into the SP template before  so that all thr functions together seemed seamless.

This specifically is just for the corp folk who are not very savvied on going to directories and uploaded files into them.
Maybe via a webpart . Was seeing if there was something out there that might do the trick.
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