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For someone who is frequently adding documents to a specific library, it's nice to have a folder on the desktop for dragging, dropping and managing files. It's a very simple process that can yield great benefits for those who want to participate in your site, but don't have time to constantly login to do updates. Follow these steps to create a folder on your desktop:

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Saving Important Email to SharePoint : End User SharePoint

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

[...] One of the questions that comes up regularly is how to save an important email into SharePoint. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to use the Save As functionality in Outlook. Before continuing with this article, you should create a shortcut as described in drag and drop to a SP library. [...]

Posted 07-Jan-2008 by Saving Important Email to SharePoint : End User SharePoint
Chris

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

You may want to add step 7 1/2 to sanitize the URL. Spaces in an URL are represented by "%20" (and other punctuation by similar "percent" codes). In my experience, the Network Place wizard does not like such URLs. I must manually convert these percent codes to their equivalent punctuation. My users hate this, especially because our URLs tend to include spaces followed by the year (e.g. "Year 2008", which appears as "Year%202008"). Figuring out which "20"s need replacing and which do not is an ongoing sore point with them.

Posted 08-Jan-2008 by Chris
Chris Quick

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

Chris,

That is an excellent point! It can be rather frustrating to attempt to sanitize the link. In an initial search, I found the following website to be helpful in decoding the URL %xx codes.

http://www.hashemian.com/tools/html-url-encode-decode.php

I'm not sure how much I would trust my secure URL's with this tool, but you could place the portion of your url you want to translate into the tool and then click on URL decode at the bottom.

Posted 16-Jan-2008 by Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

I might also point out that if your SharePoint site is available on your local network, you can make use of the Windows Explorer view to create your shortcut. This will provide a UNC path (\\server\site\docs) that will automatically be scrubbed of those pesky %xx codes.

Posted 16-Jan-2008 by Chris Quick
Murtaza

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

On Vista there is a wizard interface that allows you to use a Web page as a server and set it up as a mapped drive.

Posted 04-Feb-2008 by Murtaza
SharePoint

Manage SharePoint Libraries from Desktop Folders

but what is i am having version control or check in check out enabled on that document library

Posted 03-Apr-2010 by SharePoint

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