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I have a set of files on our network via a network share that I want to have visible in SharePoint. I'd also like it so that as new files are put into the network share, SharePoint will automatically add those documents.

How do I link a network share file folder within SharePoint site?
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Question by:Robert Mohr
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Daniel Kline earned 500 total points
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I won't open Pandora's Box with the multitude of reasons why this is a bad idea.  What you are trying to do is not an OOTB (out-of-the-box) functionality of SharePoint.  There is nothing that would prevent you from creating a web part to provide this functionality.  Security and document management in this case would be entirely up to you to implement.  There are also third party applications that provide this functionality, but in most cases the intention is that the file-share functionality is intended as a migration strategy.

Before you go there, I recommend you delve deeper into the discussions about why "folders" are bad and make sure your application requirements demand this functionality and that the requirements are worth the loss of document management, search and security features that are built into SharePoint.

Good luck.
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by:Robert Mohr
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Agreed. We have changed our look on what SharePoint is and can do and have actually added this to our discussion.
IT certainly doesn't want the headache.
Thank-you!
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