In between Scarborough on Saturday, setting up a new pool on Sunday, and finishing a good roast in the sun on Memorial Day, I put the final touches on an update to one of my older tools SPIEFolder.
This tool allows you to either Import a file system folder (And all files and optionally subfolders) into a SharePoint Document Library, and also export a SharePoint Document Library or a complete site’s content to the file system for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. This tool completely replicates the document libraries folder hierarchy to the file system when exporting, and replicates the folder hierarchy from the file system to the document library when importing.
I noticed a backlog of requests on the old location for it, so I tried to incorporate most that I could, as well as updating the user interface to be a bit more consistent with everything else I’ve written.
The new features for SPIEFolder 2.0 are as follows:
- Reworked interface and built for SharePoint 2010.
- Added –recursive as an option, previous version always ran recursively
- Added –overwrite switch to allow files to be overwritten. Previous version would always warn.
- Added –quiet switch to suppress output.
The 2.0 release is also only released in binary form.
I was also going to create PowerShell Cmdlets for the import/export features in this release but have decided to hold off on that for a bit, as I’m considering re-working most of my tools into a shared set of objects/cmdlets within a larger toolset (More information on that at a later time).
As well, I’ve created a new page on my blog as the current source point to get to all of my free tools, etc. See My SharePoint Tools. From this page you can get a brief synopsis on my current toolset, along with links to the location of said tools. To get to the direct reference for SPIEFolder and the link to download, just click here.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this version of SPIEFolder! Let me know what you think!