How to upload multiple documents to a SharePoint site (SharePoint 2010)

  • Synopsis

    This guide will show you how to upload multiple documents to a SharePoint 2010 site.
  • Applicable to

    All PlexHosted SharePoint 2010 accounts.
  • Prerequisite

    • a PlexHosted SharePoint 2010 account
  • How to

    Note: The multi upload option is only available in Internet Explorer if it has the ActiveX control installed with Office.

    Step 1 – Enable ActiveX control in Internet Explorer

    1. From the Tools menu in the Internet Explorer (the "gear" icon in IE 9) select Internet Options.
    2. Select the Security tab.
    3. Click Internet as the zone to change.
    4. Click Custom Level. The Security Settings - Internet Zone dialog box appears.
    5. Scroll down to the options below Internet ActiveX Controls and Plugins and enable the following:
      • Run ActiveX Controls and Plugins
      • Script ActiveX Controls Marked Safe for Scripting
    6. Click OK to save your settings and exit the Internet ActiveX Controls and Plugins dialog box.
    7. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.
    8. Restart Internet Explorer.

    Step 2 – Uploading multiple documents to a SharePoint 2010 site

    Method 1 -
    1. Go to the Libraries. Click link with the library name where you want to upload multiple documents.
    2. Select tab Documents.
    3. Select Upload Document drop-down menu and select Upload Multiple Documents there.
    4. You will see a smart uploader window. Click Browse for files instead and choose the documents that you want to upload.
    5. Check Overwrite existing files if you want and click OK.
    6. When files are successfully uploaded click Done.
    7. You can see uploaded files at your SharePoint 2010 site.
    Method 2 -
    1. Go to the Libraries. Click link with the library name where you want to upload multiple documents.
    2. Select tab Library.
    3. Select Open with Explorer.
    4. Enter username and password and click OK. After that you can upload your documents to your SharePoint 2010 site in the Windows Explorer Mode.

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the PlexHosted support staff.

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