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Zip file update

  Asked By: Rickie    Date: Mar 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2174

I got a query regarding sharepoint document library, and would be great if you
can help me in this regard.

We have a zip file uploaded to a document library and wanted to edit a word
document in the zip file directly without downloading to local machine. As the
size of the zip file is 50 MB, to update a single file, we do not want to
download the entire zip file every time. Though it is allowing to edit a
document in the zip file, however the update is not saved to the document

Note: We don't want to achive this using object model(coding), any other
alternate options will do.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Georgia Barr     Answered On: Mar 04

Files stored in SharePoint are stored in a serialized BASE64 encoded format. As
such they are not directly  editable in place on the server. You will need to
download the .ZIP file  to the local  workstation to unpack it and edit  it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jessi Sweet     Answered On: Mar 04

Our zip  file is 50 MB and to update one single file  in the zip, we don't want
to download the entire  zip file to the local  workstation. Is there any other
alternative available?.
Could you please advice on the best approach to update  zipped file in the

Answer #3    Answered By: Kelvin Mckinney     Answered On: Mar 04

The only option to do this on the server would involve writing custom code. You
would still have to make a copy of the file  (either in memory or on disk on the
server), as the zip  file itself is stored in the database and cannot be accessed
directly for editing.

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