Documents in Document Library

Documents in Document Library

Post by TW9ua2V » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 19:26:03


I have documents on a server share accessible by other people.
Now I have uploaded these documents to a document library.
I edited the document, saved it. I then went into original UNC server share
and opened document, but the changes I made were not in there.
It seems Sharepoint keeps a complete separate copy of the document. I was
hoping to create a link to original document on server share, just have
Sharepoint as the front end link (like DFS).

Main reason for this is I am still in the process of setting up Sharepoint
and do not want people to view the server share copy of document, seeing no
recent data in there as its all in Document Library.
 
 
 

Documents in Document Library

Post by Amir Mehra » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 19:49:22

Yes, Sharepoint keeps documents and all content in seperate location (database).
There're two ways you can shared documents:
1- All sharepoint Doc Libs are accessible by web folders, so you can create
web folders in network location and access Docs by windows explorer.
2- Use file browser web part which shows a network share in portal. You can
obtain this web part here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

As you want use sharepoint as an interface, I think second solution suits
you.

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Amir Mehrani
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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Documents in Document Library

Post by RGVhb » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 23:22:02

I don't know what DFS is, but once you put documents into a Sharepoint
Document Library, that is where you want to work from. If you have Office
2003, you can open, edit, and save directly to and from the Document
Libraries just like you can to a file share, but you can enhance this quite a
bit by requiring metadata during the file save operation. This can be quite
an improvement over how you normally work with files, but there is a learning
curve.
 
 
 

Documents in Document Library

Post by TW9ua2V » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 02:33:12

Thanks guys
I will look into the web folders you mentioned.