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Just moved (drag & drop) a file in Explorer View from one document library to another, and it did retain previous versions! Obviously both libraries need to have versioning enabled. Try it yourself. EDIT: note that it ONLY retains the versions if you MOVE the files. It does not do so when you perform a COPY!


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Go to site actions -> Manage content and structure. At the first page there is a list of the files with a "view" in the toolbar on the right section. Drop this down and choose "Checked out to me". This will list all the files, you can then check the checkbox to select all items and in the actions drop down choose check in.


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there is no OOB solution for this. But you could create an eventhandler (event receiver) and triggers on item adding, that checks the file name and if it's not the correct file extension just cancel event. /WW


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Providing you are using SharePoint 2010, you can move the files, with history, using the 'Open with Windows Explorer' functionality.


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They are stored in the Content Database on SQL Server. There are provisions to offload the files to the file system and third party tools to assist with it.


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Last year I added functionality to Chris O'Brien's SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard to copy documents from one library to another. I'm pretty sure I tested that versioning copied over as well. Have a try of that and if you have any problems using it please leave me a comment here and I'll update my answer with more info.


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We experienced the same thing. I do not understand why this works in our environment, but it does. Open IE, go to "Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan Settings" and uncheck "Auto Detect Proxy".


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As far as I understand your question, i think there is problem when your are uploading file through a mapped drive. If you copy & paste a file over windows explorer (WebDAV) to the Library the EventHandle (ItemAdded) will trigger as soon the File was created. But this doesn't mean the File is already filled with data. So one workaround should be to put ...


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If you prefer not to deploy any of your own custom code to your WFEs then you may want to consider a simple SharePoint Designer workflow as well. Have a look at this article that describes something similar and can easily be adapted (it renames a file from a workflow when it contains sensitive information in the file name). Providing feedback to the ...


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The files are (generally) stored in SQL server in databases called content databases together with all other content, such as list items and metadata.


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I would take a look at these two links: http://ktskumar.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/sharepoint-databases/ http://grounding.co.za/blogs/neil/archive/2008/08/16/sql-databases-used-in-sharepoint.aspx They go over the various databases that SharePoint has under the hood and what their purposes are. That being said... I would recommend staying away from ...


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In SharePoint 2010 , you can install Office Web Applications (marketing link or technical link), that gives you live editing that you are looking for.


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You can use SharePoint Designer to navigate to the site / Document library. Select all files that need checking in and select Check-in from the Edit menu. Alternatively use PowerShell as described in this post.


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Not to advertise or something but i've had excellent results with the following product SharePoint Documentation Toolkit (http://www.spdockit.com) which does the whole farm if needed to. Beyond this, manually you could simply rely on SharePoint Designer for structure and depending on what exactly "documenting" means, you could envision looking at: Site ...


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As Anders mentions in his answer, my company SharePoint Products has a tool named CopyMove for just that. It is free to use for 1 named user - only organizations that need to offer the tool to their end-users will need to purchase a license. The product can copy/move documents, list items and folders with no loss of metadata, version history and ...


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You can also use the Manage Content and Structure feature if you have the publishing feature turned on.


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For SP2010 you can find it as below Site Actions -> Content and structure -> Change View (Checked Out to Me) -> Select all files using checkbox and click on Actions Menu. There's option to checkin. Thanks, Ashish Chotalia


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Create a view in the document library with all the desired columns, set a filter Name Begins with MyFile and set the folder options to show all files without folders. If you have many thousands of documents, be sure to page the results through the view configuration. When done, click OK to save it and distribute that URL and it will show the contents ...


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It sounds like a client side issue where the file type association has been changed, you may want to check to see what has been installed on the affected systems recently.


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SharePoint Search will return the url to the document in Path when it thinks a file is a document (isDocument == 1), but if the file isn't a recognized file type SharePoint will treat it as a list item and return the url of the display form in Path. You can add support for more file types by adding IFilters (see here for PDF: How to configure PDF iFilter ...


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You need to retrieve SPWebApplication.DaysToShowNewIndicator and the build a query to retrieve documents created within that number of days. For more code see Getting the list of new items from code


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a way to move documents through doc lib is to use the Content Deployment API. using objects like SPExport and SPImport the copy, move actions of the content site and structure (sitemanagement.aspx) are performed using this API. and you can set that you want to keep the versions!


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I know of no OOTB way to do this, so you would have to code this functionality yourself. I know that Lars Fastrup has created a tool that does just what you want: CopyMove for SharePoint It also has a web service API. hth Anders Rask


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I know its not what you ask for, but for completeness i want to add that you can deny files by extension in Central Administration if you are using MOSS. Manage blocked file types (Office SharePoint Server) Anders Rask


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Solution ASP.net Ajax 1.0 web.config settings messed up check out. Particularly this line in httpHandlers section: <add verb="*" path="*.asmx" validate="false" type="System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptHandlerFactory, System.Web.Extensions, Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/> After removing this line it ...


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You're not describing what performance problems you are seeing. Start with updating your question with that. There are no magical SQL maintenance jobs that will shrink your documents etc, you have to design your SharePoint farm in the correct way to handle large amounts of data. Use Site Collections to be able to spread the data over multiple content ...


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If you copy it using the Manage Content Tool from Site Actions doesn't that maintain the old copy and its history where it is? If you are only moving one or two files I wouldn't think you'd need more than that.


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Consider using Chris O'Brien's Sharepoint Content Deployment Wizard: http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2007/12/introducing-sharepoint-content.html It can be found on CodePlex.


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Yes you could enable audit policies, but another option is to take advantage of the Usage and Health service that collection information into a seperate database. This is in fact the only database that you are allowed to do selects from directly. Read more on technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748636.aspx#section3



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