An easy way to bulk copy sharepoint document libraries

Our team was migrating to a hosted TFS server environment this week so that we don't have to manage our own server anymore.  One of the challenges I wasn't looking forward to was migrating our sharepoint document libraries. Thankfully I found this page that gave me an easy way to do this.


Source: Microsoft sharepoint server tutorials: bulk copying documents to a sharepoint portal server 2003 document library using my network places

The second method, which is one that I prefer, is true drag-n-drop. Using this method, you can bring over files and folders into a Sharepoint Document Library in one step. To accomplish this, you first need to setup a Network Place to the SharePoint server. This steps to do this vary slightly based on the operating system you are using. Under Windows XP Professional, follow the steps below:

1. open My Network Places.

2. From the Network Tasks pane, select 'Add a Network Place'.

3. The Add a Network Place Wizard will appear. On the opening screen, click Next.

4. Select 'Choose another network location' and click Next.

5. In the Internet or Network Address, type the URL to the SHarePoint implementation you want to connect to. This should be in for format of 6. Give the new Network Place a high-level name like 'My Portal Site'.

7. Click Finish, and if you accept the defaults on this screen, the Network Place for your portal will open in a browser window.

8. Now, navigate to the location of your document library. OPen another explorer windows to the source of your documents and simply drag-n-drop files and folders directly into the document library.

Probably something everyone knew but me, but I figured I'd pass it along.

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