Join Mark Abdelnour for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading copies, part of Managing Documents with SharePoint 2010.
I'm always invariably asked, how do I download a file to my Desktop from SharePoint?…Although this functionality exists, I don't recommend you use it except in certain situations…where it's absolutely required.…The risk in downloading a copy is that the true version will still remain on the SharePoint site.…Should someone else the following day make edits to that file, you now have an outdated…version on your Desktop. Even worse, if you then upload your outdated version back to…the site, you just overwrote the other person's changes and created a new outdated version of the file.…
Let's take a look at how you download a copy to your hard drive, and then we'll talk a little…bit about the best times to use this feature.…So first, in this document library, I'm going to select the file, put a check in the box…to the left of the file name, and I can do this two different ways, click on the down…arrow, click on Send To, and click on Download a Copy, or I can move right up here to the…Office Ribbon bar and click on the Download a Copy button, I'll go ahead and do that.…
An ideal primer for those new to SharePoint, this course demonstrates how to use the platform to accomplish your daily tasks.
- Uploading files
- Organizing your document library
- Editing documents
- Tracking document changes and version history
- Emailing links to documents
- Setting alerts
- Working in the Explorer and Datasheet views
- Exploring navigation hierarchies and key filters
- Creating personal views
- Getting the most out of document workspaces
Skill Level Beginner
1. SharePoint 2010
2. Loading Files into a Document Library
3. Document Collaboration and Management
4. Working with Document Views
5. Using Document Workspaces
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