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Document/Shared Folder view Webpart?

  Asked By: Sampat    Date: May 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7238

Someone came to me with a DVD full of product manuals, tech documents,
etc. They want these accessible by all service employees via the portal
(or wss site).

I would rather not upload thousands of documents up into our portal (sql
database). I am rather, thinking to create a Shared-folder on a windows
file-server with plenty of space and then just add it to be indexed.

My questions is, Is there a "Shared Folder Viewer" Web-part? In other
words, is there a web-part OOB that will point to a share on the network
and display the contents? (Kinda like windows explorer to make
navigation possible through the share) ?

Does this make sense?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: May 24

If you're using SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003 or Microsoft Office
Sharepoint Server (MOSS) 2007 you can index a file share  so that the files show
up in searches done in SharePoint. If you are using Windows Sharepoint Services
v2 there is a third party web part that renders out file shares. I can't
remember the name of it, but I'm pretty sure I saw it on gotdotnet.com. Besides
those options, I don't know of a way to do what you want to do.

Answer #2    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: May 24

After playing some, I found that the 'page viewer' webpart  can render
file shares.

I would like the name of the 3rd party webpart for wssv2 if anyone knows
of this.

Answer #3    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: May 24

For v2, you could use the Page Viewer Web Part to present a "Shared

For v3, you could probably just place the content into a subdirectory of
the IIS Web Site and have SharePoint search index it. I think you could
still use the Page Viewer Web Part approach too.

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