We have blogged about this subject before:
Here is a quick way to get a SharePoint Foundation library folder into Windows 7 to make it quickly available for content access via Windows Explorer or for saving content to the library without having to upload it.
In this example we will use the default Shared Documents folder while being accessed from _outside_ the SBS network that is via the Internet.
The process is the same for inside the SBS network, but one needs to keep in mind that the shortcut created should be aptly named.
- Open the SharePoint Foundation site.
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Most of the recent Microsoft Office products will see the list of Favorites and allow for users to open or save content to the library.
But, some applications such as PDF readers or creators do not. So, one can click on the Favorites star folder to bring up the list of shortcuts then right click and hold on the newly created one and drag it over to Desktop. Left click on the Create shortcuts here menu item after releasing the right mouse button.
One can then use the application’s Save As dialogue to navigate to the Desktop and double click on the shortcut to the SharePoint library.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book