Last Reviewed: April 19, 2023
Using FileCenter with SharePoint
FileCenter works with any file source that provides a drive letter. Fortunately, you can assign a drive letter to your SharePoint libraries, which will let you access them through FileCenter.
Step 1: Map a Drive
To assign a drive letter to a SharePoint library, follow these steps:
- Open Windows Explorer. If you don't know where the Explorer shortcut is, enter WinKey + E on your keyboard. The "WinKey" or "Windows Key" normally sits by the Ctrl and Alt keys on the left side of the keyboard and has a Windows logo on it.
- In Explorer, select the "Tools" menu > "Map Network Drive".
- Choose a drive letter from the drop-list.
- For the "Folder" option, enter the url to your document library, such as http://www.mywebserver.com/Documents.
- Select "Reconnect at logon" so the drive mapping will get re-created every time you start your computer.
- If your SharePoint username/password is different than your local username/password, click "Connect using a different name" and enter the SharePoint credentials.
- Click "Finish".
If you entered everything correctly, you'll now be able to browse your SharePoint library through the drive letter you chose.
Step 2: Set up a FileCenter Cabinet
The next step is to create a FileCenter cabinet that points to your SharePoint files:
- In FileCenter, click the "Cabinets" button to open the cabinet manager.
- Click "Add".
- Give the cabinet a name. The name can be anything.
- For the "Cabinet Location", select "Browse to existing location" and browse to your new SharePoint drive, or any subfolder in this drive where you want a cabinet.
- Select any other options then click "OK".
You can now directly access your Microsoft Share Point library as a FileCenter cabinet.
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