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Where documents created in Document library are stored in Sharepoint? In database or file system.

Can we store documnets in file system??

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Files from Document library are stored in the SharePoint database by default, but you could configure file system storage using Remote Blob Storage. Check this link to get more info.

  • if i configure like this, my documents won't be stored in database and it will be stored only in file system. right? – Suren May 31 '13 at 7:27
  • Yes, right. Follow "How to Enable the RBS FileStream Provider for SharePoint 2010" to do that. – Andrew May 31 '13 at 7:33
  • If by default documents are stored in DB, then how can we view documents like a file system when we click Open in Explorer? – Suren May 31 '13 at 7:41
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    When we open document library in windows explorer view, SharePoint allows us to add/update/delete files as we do in the normal file system. But it is not mean that files are stored in a physical location on the disk. – Andrew May 31 '13 at 8:37
  • It is not a separate file system. if we change in that file system, it gets reflected in DB also. How documents stored in DB are shown in explorer view? – Suren May 31 '13 at 9:18

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