Placing bulk files from file explorer to SharePoint library

sns 9,246 Reputation points

I have 45000 files in the local file path, I want to place all those files at a time in to SharePoint Library.

Is there any way to achieve it?, Please suggest. It is SharePoint 2016

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  1. Paul de Jong (Administrator) 76 Reputation points

    The number of tools supporting migrations to on-premise SharePoint 2016 is very limited. The number of items you need to migrate is fairly small though (not M's of documents).

    Basically, you may consider:

    a. PowerShell scripts

    b. Use WebDAV and try to map a network drive (not my favourite)

    c. Use tools supporting SharePoint 2016 (example)

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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,736 Reputation points

    Hello sns,

    #1 I would recommend (if possible) to start migrating data to SharePoint Online (M365). For this, I would recommend using SPMT (SharePoint Migration Tool):

    Overview of the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT)

    #2 If you are really wanting to go down the path of migration to SharePoint 2016, I would recommend reaching out to a company who has experience migrating data.

    #3 If you want to do this yourself, take a look at the following PowerShell script:

    Migrate Network File Share to SharePoint using PowerShell

    If this is helpful please accept answer.

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