Using Sharepoint as an Interface for Documents and Photos


  • Hello all, I'm running SharePoint 2013 Foundation. We have tons of photos and documents on another server. We wanted to see if it would be possible to "point" SharePoint to those docs and photos, and use the search functions. My goal is to get people off of these mapped network drive shares, and use SharePoint to search and organize their docs and photos.

    Is this possible, or would I have to import all the docs and photos into SharePoint? Wouldn't that make the database size huge?

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:39 PM


  • You'll have to use a 3rd party connector with on-prem, like Brian linked to.  With Online, you'll have to put all of your documents into SharePoint.

    Trevor Seward, MCC

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Monday, December 02, 2013 4:11 PM

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