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Uploading files to a SharePoint 2013 document library

A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

SharePoint iconSharePoint 2013 offers several ways to add files to document libraries. In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom shows both the most common and the more advanced methods. He also explains the benefits of the different methods and when to use each one of them.

Peter is the CEO of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, and he is also a Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist and trainer. He has been recording this tutorial with the Office 365 version of SharePoint 2013, but most of what he demonstrates work in the same way in other versions too.

SharePoint 2013 Document Library add file options

These are the methods shown in the demo:
  • Create a document directly in the library
  • Drag one or more files from the local computer
  • Upload a single document
  • Upload files using Windows Explorer
  • Add files from applications that use the standard Windows "Save as" dialog by adding the SharePoint library path to the Favorites
  • Add files from applications that do not use the standard Windows "Save as" dialog by mapping a drive to the SharePoint library
  • Add files via SharePoint Designer
Peter also shows how to get the files in the document library into the command prompt, if you want to work with them in the "old school" DOS way.

There is actually one more method, not shown in the demo. You can email enable the library and send email attachments directly to the library. See here how to do that.

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