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Why is Office required for multiple file uploading?
I don't have Office, is there something I can install that will enable this feature?

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There is an ActiveX control that is used to support multiple file uploading - that ActiveX control is installed with office.

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I don't have Office, is there something I can install that will enable this feature? –  Kirk Strobeck Jun 24 '11 at 2:46
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Have a look at this recent question 'What are the client side requirements to enable the “upload multiple files” link?'

You can also upload multiple files using WebDav (Explorer View). Office is not required for that. See this question for requirements.

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@Kirk: Depending on your SharePoint version it should be sufficient to either install SharePoint Designer 2007 or 2010.

Edit: Forgot to mention that SharePoint Designer is a free download from the Microsoft Website.

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Great workaround. –  Tom Resing Jun 24 '11 at 22:57
    
Do you have the link? –  Kirk Strobeck Jun 25 '11 at 14:58
    
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit) microsoft.com/downloads/en/… –  Sig Weber Jun 25 '11 at 21:30
    
SharePoint Designer 2007 microsoft.com/downloads/en/… and don't forget to apply the latest Service Pack too microsoft.com/downloads/en/… –  Sig Weber Jun 25 '11 at 21:32
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