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I'd like to copy files from a network drive to a SharePoint site (perhaps as a mapped drive). What's a good client to do so? Obviously Windows (XP) Explorer is bad, I'm trying RichCopy at the moment. Any opinions on CoreFTP? Are there any recommended open-source WebDAV clients?

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Why is it bad? What am I missing out on? –  MrChrister May 8 '10 at 0:05
    
+1 to MrChrister, I don't know why the webdav client that is built into Windows won't be good for you. –  Nathan Adams May 18 '10 at 14:11
    
It's bad because it doesn't offer verbose error messages. –  b.long Nov 1 '11 at 21:57
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I use http://www.anyclient.com/ for all my WebDav transactions and have had no issues...

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AnyClient does look pretty good. I had trouble though using my system proxy to connect to our Intranet SharePoint. I ended up connecting to the SharePoint document library as a mapped network drive, then migrating all of my files / folders using FreeFileSync (sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync) which worked fantastically and produced verbose errors for all of issues with files that cannot be uploaded to SharePoint. Thanks for the answer Jesse! –  b.long May 18 '10 at 14:07
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Bitkinex works great. (http://www.bitkinex.com)

And for mapping WebDAV as a drive you can use the free client from http://www.cloudsafe.com (https://secure.cloudsafe.com/pages/topics_cloudsafeclient.html)

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Cheers for the added comment on this - seems like it was a great question :) –  b.long Feb 22 '11 at 13:50
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I used freefilesync to sync my remote folder to the sharepoint folder. I do this using the batch file utility that comes with freefilesync, then I call the batchfile using FreeFileSync.exe @batchfile@. It works fine, except that it remains as checked out, so users still cannot see it. How do I change the status to checked-in programmatically?

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@gary - Not sure how much this helps (way back when) I was on the project that required the WebDAV file management, I did try AnyClient at first and it was pretty good. FreeFileSync proved better for my application though - I guess I never noticed this answer though! (I wrapped the project in June '10). Thanks! –  b.long Feb 22 '11 at 13:51
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Have you tried WinSCP or http://www.bitkinex.com/

What about wget?

Incidentally, what's wrong with Explorer?

-Waldo

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I would suggest taking a look at http://www.ajaxfilebrowser.com/. It is a WebDAV client built using pure JavaScript that runs in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

You can use it for free from this web page, even no installation is required: http://www.ajaxfilebrowser.com/?CrossDomainDemo

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