Saturday, July 5, 2014

PowerShell Commands: Download files/documents from SharePoint document libraries

In SharePoint 2013 we have an option to sync all the data from SharePoint document libraries to local folders by using Shared drive concept. We can download the document s from SharePoint document library using Power Shell commands also. We can do that in overall site collections and all the site collection may contain loads of documents and downloading one by one is a huge task by using windows explorer.

To download the document we can use following script,

$listUrls="Doc lib 1 URL″,” Doc lib 2 URL ″,” Doc lib 3 URL ″," Doc lib 4 URL ″ (All the document libraries URL’s)
#Enter the web site URL

$web = Get-SPWeb -Identity $webUrl

#Load all the list URLs in the web, Open the list URL.

foreach($listUrl in $listUrls)

#get the list URL

$list = $web.GetList($webUrl+”/”+$listUrl)

function DownloadDocuments{
    $folder = $web.GetFolder($folderUrl)
    foreach ($file in $folder.Files) {

#Ensure destination directory

        $destinationfolder = $destination + “/” + $folder.Url
        if (!(Test-Path -path $destinationfolder))
            $dest = New-Item $destinationfolder -type directory

#Download file

        $binary = $file.OpenBinary()
        $stream = New-Object System.IO.FileStream($destinationfolder + “/” + $file.Name)
        $writer = New-Object System.IO.BinaryWriter($stream)

#Download root folder documents

DownloadDocuments ($list.RootFolder.Url)
foreach ($folder in $list.Folders) {

#download all the documents in each sub folders


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