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Sharepoint copy/download folder to file share



I'm looking to automate a copy/download from a Sharepoint Library to a fileshare server.

I need to do this to ensure that the files are accessible, and up to date. There are custom programs which use the files within the shared fileshare location (through a directory path), and they cannot access Sharepoint directly.


Considering I have permissions set, in addition to check in/out, and approvals on - I do not have OneDrive syncing to the SP site library.


I have not been able to download an entire folder from the library, either. 


Thank you!

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Re: Sharepoint copy/download folder to file share

Hi @ jmccann,


Could you please explain more about your needs?

Could you please explain more about the fileshare server taht you mentioned?

Do you want to copy all files from a folder in sharepoint library to Onedrive?

What is the problem you meet when you copy the files from sharepoint library to Onedrive?


I have made a test on my side,you could refer to screenshot below to copy all files from sharepoint library to Onedrive:



The flow would run successfully to copy all files from sharepoint library to onedrive as below:



Alice Zhang

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Re: Sharepoint copy/download folder to file share

Hi Alice,

Thanks for the quick response. I'll try to give some more details.
Unfortunately I do not believe I can use OneDrive for our application. I could be mistaken though.


For a little background:
Our in-house application uses a .dat for configuration. The .dat contains the file path for related instructions (our folder in this case): \\serverA\folder1\folder2\


The program uses the contents of the folder for displaying specific instructions depending on user input while using the application. Those contents are all within that folder. The contents include .xml, .bmp, .htm, and more.
"\\serverA" is not OneDrive. It is a network drive


I need the contents of the folders available for modifications in SP, but protected and controlled for versioning. I also need to ensure that the in-house application accesses the most current documentation.


I thought that copying specific folders from the SP library to "\\serverA" would be the best work around.

I tried to do this manually, but there doesn't seem to be a download option for folders like there is for individual files. See below. I would like to copy or download the folders (and their contents) within "Embedded"


Thank you!


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Re: Sharepoint copy/download folder to file share



Any addtional thoughts on this?


Thank you,


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