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Can you map a file server network drive onto a Sharepoint Site?

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Hi,

I am currently in the process of testing a Sharepoint infrastructure prior to implementing Sharepoint on a client site.

The client has an existing file server with shares.  fileserver\share

They want to be able to access these file server shares from a share point team site,

Is there a way to do this?
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
questions: which SharePoint version and edition?
What do you mean with
to access these file server shares from a share point team site
Would you like to see a list of files?
Should there be links to files and the user can open the file directly clicking the link?
Thanks.
Rainer
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colly92002 earned 2000 total points
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You have to have the files in SharePoint before it will show them, it can't map a drive as a list.

You can bulk upload them using a tool, for example:
https://spbulkdocumentimport.codeplex.com/

Alternatively you could configure your search system to index those files, so they would be searchable from SharePoint.
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