We've got a Sharepoint 2007 server where I need to download the contents of an entire document library to a local drive.

What's the recommended approach to accomplish this in a scripted fashion?

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If you can log into the server as a administrator,

  • use PowerShell, here is a link outlining how you can download the entire document library to a local drive

  • use stsadm; here is a blog post about how to use the gl-exportlistitem command

If you can't log into the server,

  • use the MOSS 2007 web services, here is a blog post outlining that method.

Use Explorer View.

Open the Library in Explorer View.

Drag and drop content to desktop/folder/etc.

  • Thanks but I need to script the process Jul 10, 2014 at 18:49

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