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Gentlefolk;

Forgive this very newbie question - and I tried to post this question a few days ago, but apparently there was a hiccup and it did not appear. If I am violating some standard here, please blame it on my ignorance and let me know of my indiscretion.

I have fallen heir to a very folder-intensive Sharepoint document site, with many subfolders. The content has not been metatagged.

I figure the best way to make this site usable is to include metatags for all the content. This will take time, but is doable.

BUT, I also understand that Sharepoint search is flaky in a very layered environment, which is what I have.

So I thought it might make sense to copy all document hyperlinks to a new library, and tag those links and use that one library as the search library, so all content is flat.

My questions then: 1: is this approach reasonable - will it do what I want to do, that is have a robust, searchable document environment, and

2: is there an automagical way I can have SharePoint poll through this content, create links to the documents, and copy these links into another library?

Thanks all!

Don

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Don,

You could do an initial copy of the data to a new library using PowerShell.

Any new entries would need an Event Receiver to fire off so that it copies that new item to the 2nd library you speak of.

Jim

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  • Would this involve duplicating the content? I don't want the content duplication, I just want essentially an index or table of contents structure I can use for sorting by tagging. Thx! – Don Wallbaum Feb 5 '15 at 17:10
  • Any Content/metadata columns that you plan on indexing for search, would need to be copied. – jpollar Feb 6 '15 at 21:53

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