Map a SharePoint Document Library on Physical drive or local system

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In this post we will discuss how we can map a SharePoint Document Library on Physical drive or local system. Also you can check out:

Prerequisites
First we need to make sure the “WebClient” service is running on your server. If this service is disabled or missing on your server, you will have an error saying “The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another”
To check if “WebClient” service is in your services list, just open services and see. If it is missing, please follow the steps to make it available:
1. Open the Windows Server Manager.
2. In the view, highlight the Features node.
3. Click on Add Features in right side.
4. In the Add Features Wizard, check the Desktop Experience box, and then click next. See in fig
Map a SharePoint Document Library on Physical drive or local system
Map a SharePoint Document Library on Physical drive or local system
5. Click Install.
6. When the Add Features Wizard has finished, click Close.
7. Click ‘Yes’ when promoted to restart the computer.
Now following the step for Map SharePoint Document library with physical drive
1. Open “Windows Explorer” from your server.
2. Right click on “Computer” icon, select “Map network drive”.See in fig
Map a SharePoint 2013 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
Map a SharePoint 2013 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
3. Click “connect to a web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures”.See in fig
Map a SharePoint 2010 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
Map a SharePoint 2010 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
4. In “specify the location of your website”, input the library url where you want to store files (http://yourwebapplication/Shared Documents).See in fig
Map a SharePoint 2016 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
Map a SharePoint 2016 Document Library on Physical drive or local system
5. Give the name of your physical directory.
6. Click on finish.
7. After that you will be able to see the folder under your computers

 

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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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