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Restrict type of files in a document library

  Asked By: Mrigendra    Date: Mar 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4660

There any way to limit the types of files in a specific document library?

I know it can be done from the central administration but I understand that
this will affect all libraries. The idea is that a given library only accept
Office documents for example.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Delbert Frederick     Answered On: Mar 10

This feature is not available OOB in Libraries or lists. However there can
be a workaround using custom event handlers on lists. Event Handler works
on lists basis, you can just check for the file extension of the file being
uploaded, if it is not Office document  then simply discard the operation
and display a message to the end user or redirect him to another custom
page with any message you like.

The other thing you can do is to just create a custom workflow in
SharePoint Designer and deploy to the list or library. The workflow simply
deletes any Non-Office Document or they can be moved to another temporary

SharePoint Designer Workflow

Event Troubleshooting

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