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Is there a place I should be saving these .zip files to in the workspace?

  Asked By: Abhishek    Date: Oct 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1095

I have downloaded what sound like great extended webparts (category tree etc.)
yet have no idea how or where to save those files in the sharepoint system. Most
have .dwp's that have other dependent files (.gifs, .xml, .asp files) to run yet
when I add the .dwp files from a folder external to the sp workspace I get the
message in my MS debugger:

Any guidance would be super... is there a place I should be saving these .zip
files to in the workspace or should they stay external?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Oct 22

I have downloaded  what sound like great  extended webparts  (category tree  etc.)
yet have no idea  how or where to save  those files  in the sharepoint  system. Most
have .dwp's that have other dependent  files (.gifs, .xml, .asp files) to run  yet
when I add  the .dwp files from a folder  external to the sp workspace  I get the
message in my MS debugger:

Any guidance  would be super... is there a place  I should be saving  these .zip
files to in the workspace or should they stay  external?

Answer #2    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Oct 22

Problem is that some of the zip  files don't have read me files  etc. For example
the category  tree zip file I found at spsfaq.com has only a .dwp and two .gif
files with no explanation of how to use them. I can import the webpart file into
the dashboard yet the graphics then fail... the same for .asp and xml  pages...
they'll import but not function and I have to figure its because the .dwp file
is calling on these additional files but not locating them which is bizarre
because they all save  to the same folder...

Answer #3    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Oct 22

If you go into the web folder  for your portal, there is a hidden folder
called 'Portal'. I think you'll need to copy the .gif files  into there, if
they haven't been imported with the .dwp. Probably into the 'Resources'
folder within the hidden 'Portal' folder.