and drop is a fast and convenient way to add files to SharePoint
document libraries. This is the third tutorial about adding
files to SharePoint document libraries. Please study the
you have not already done that. It contains some general
information about SharePoint file upload that you should
be aware of.
In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, explains how to add
multiple files to a SharePoint document library with the
Upload button in the SharePoint library and by using the
drag and drop method.
Select multiple files
To select some files, hold down the Ctrl key and
click on the files you want to add.
To select files that are sorted together, you can
also hold down the Shift key while you click on the
first file and then the last file.
To select all files in a folder, hold down the Ctrl
key and click on the A key.
Drag and drop methods
Shrink the Windows Explorer window so that you can
drag files from it into the SharePoint library.
With a maximized Windows Explorer window, drag the
files to the browser icon, wait until the SharePoint
library opens and drop the files. (You must of course
have had the library open last time you had the browser
Put the Windows Explorer and the browser windows
side by side by using the Windows button + the left/right
key. Then drag and drop the files.
Drag and drop files works with the latest browser versions.
If you are using Office 2013 or later, it also works with
earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Refer to
In the next article we describe
how to add files to SharePoint Online via Windows Explorer.
Note: all metadata is not kept when you transfer files