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Network File Share for Sharepoint

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Using files from file-share in Sharepoint.

Existing solutions:

NetworkFileShare (free) –


1. Showing iFrame with files and folders like Windows Explorer,

2. Transfers files and folders list from file share to SP list.


Bamboo’s Solutions – (shareware)


Synchronize files and folders list from file share (2 modes – scheduled and one time). Status field shows where the file is.

After sync files from share creates in Document Library zero-sized. File is uploads to the library by request.

It’s customized Document Library Template with functions for sync, upload and setup.


Salamander Webparts – (demo)


Fully external webpart with properties showing Network File Share. Files just shows in Sharepoint-style view. It can upload and download files.


Written by Alex Anikin

March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Sharepoint

How do I in SP 2010 crawl an external content file stored in database

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I have files(word, ppt, pdf, txt etc) stored in an external database(SQL Server) as blobs. How can I crawl the content of these files in SharePoint 2010.

Answer (Nitin Ved – MSFT)  –

Written by Alex Anikin

March 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Sharepoint