Downloading files in a shared folder in SharePoint Workspace 2010

If you select a Manual download setting for a shared folder, note the following details:

  • You must manually download all new files that other members add to the folder, as well as new files you have added to the folder on other computers.

  • Optionally, you can set any file to automatically download updates whenever another member saves file updates: Select the file, click Show this file's properties in the File and Folder Tasks pane, and then check Automatically keep this file up to date.

  • New files display in the shared folder with a download indicator, and are listed with the file type Groove Remote File. The file extension .gfs is appended to the file name until the download is complete. For example:

File stub before downloading

To download files:

  1. Select the file(s) you want to download.

  2. Click Download these files in the File and Folder Tasks pane.

Depending on the size of the file(s), you may see status information that shows current download progress.

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