Last Reviewed:  October 17, 2017

Using FileCenter with SharePoint

FileCenter works with any file source that provides a drive letter. Fortunately, you can assign a drive letter to your SharePoint libraries, which will let you access them through FileCenter.

Step 1: Map a Drive

To assign a drive letter to a SharePoint library, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer. If you don't know where the Explorer shortcut is, enter WinKey + E on your keyboard. The "WinKey" or "Windows Key" normally sits by the Ctrl and Alt keys on the left side of the keyboard and has a Windows logo on it.
  2. In Explorer, select the "Tools" menu > "Map Network Drive".
  3. Choose a drive letter from the drop-list.
  4. For the "Folder" option, enter the url to your document library, such as http://www.mywebserver.com/Documents.
  5. Select "Reconnect at logon" so the drive mapping will get re-created every time you start your computer.
  6. If your SharePoint username/password is different than your local username/password, click "Connect using a different name" and enter the SharePoint credentials.
  7. Click "Finish".

If you entered everything correctly, you'll now be able to browse your SharePoint library through the drive letter you chose.

Step 2: Set up a FileCenter Cabinet

The next step is to create a FileCenter cabinet that points to your SharePoint files:

  1. In FileCenter, click the "Cabinets" button to open the cabinet manager.
  2. Click "Add".
  3. Give the cabinet a name. The name can be anything.
  4. For the "Cabinet Location", select "Browse to existing location" and browse to your new SharePoint drive, or any subfolder in this drive where you want a cabinet.
  5. Select any other options then click "OK".

You can now directly access your Microsoft Share Point library as a FileCenter cabinet.