exporting sharepoint files to another location.

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does anyone know of a technique/tool/script (perhaps powershell), that can copy a version of every single document/file stored within a SharePoint site or webs application, and copy them to say a file share or USB stick in the format they are presented, e.g. docx/xlsx. By copy I mean just that, not remove from their original place on the SharePoint site, but a copy of the files in their correct format copied elsewhere.
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Easiest way would be to open the document library in explorer view and select files you want, copy then paste them to the target.

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Thanks pretty new to SP. Do you have a quick guide how to open the document library in explorer?
RobertSystem Admin

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it varies depending on version of sharepoint but you can usually follow similar steps to the following.

Open the sharepoint page
click on the document library
then at the top click on the library tab then click on Open with explorer.

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it should open a new windows explorer window with the address formatted something like
 "http://Website.domain.com/Shared%20Documents"
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Thanks. Is that option typically available to all users or does it require a specific security role. Its sharepoint server 2013.
RobertSystem Admin

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Should be available to anyone who has rights to view or edit files the document library.
Note that it is possible to remove the function but someone would have had to specifically removed it.

Author

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Is the document library a sharepoint default folder per site/web application or just the terminology used . Sorry to keep adding to the list.
RobertSystem Admin

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Document library is a type of Web part that is added to the sharepoint page to store the files.
Basically it is the part of sharepoint that stores the files.

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