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Copy a File From SharePoint

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I am using a MS Access application that I need to copy a file from SharePoint and paste a copy to the local machine but I can't get the right format for the path. Any assistance is appreciated.
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by:Bill Ross
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Hi,

Find the file in SharePoint, right click on the file, click Copy Link Address.  Paste into a document.  That's the document's path (URL).

Regards,

Bill
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by:Sushanta Sahu
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You may want to use the explorer view to open the document library as a normal file share. And then copy the file as if you are copying a normal file in windows and then paste it to your local drive.

Please note, opening the SharePoint document library will take few seconds and the copy paste will also take few seconds more as compared to normal copy paste operations in windows.

Let me know how it goes.
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by:EMCIT
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This is the code I am using in the On Load Event of the form "LaunchForm":

Me.TheUser = Environ("username")

Dim sDest As String
Dim sSource As String

sSource = "http:\\SPAddress.SPAddress.com\HomePage\SiteName\Documents\Launch.accdb"
sDest = "C:\Documents and Settings\" & [Forms]![LaunchForm]![TheUser] & "\Desktop\NewFileName.mdb"

FileCopy sSource, sDest

Dim appAccess As Access.Application
Set appAccess = CreateObject("Access.Application")
appAccess.OpenCurrentDatabase "C:\Documents and Settings\" & [Forms]![LaunchForm]![TheUser] & "\Desktop\NewFileName.mdb"

The problem seems to be with the "http" address. I get a Run-Time Error '52'. Bad file name or number at the FileCopy sSource line. The sSource file, stored in SP, is the file I need to make a copy of.
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Bill Ross earned 500 total points
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Hi,

What version of Access?  I think FileCopy requires a path/URL.

Try removing the https:

sSource = "\\SPAddress.SPAddress.com\HomePage\SiteName\Documents\Launch.accdb"

Bill
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by:EMCIT
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Thanks. Works perfectly!
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