Troubleshooting SharePoint Integrations
SharePoint connection and connectivity issues can be caused by incorrect Sharepoint access permissions, incorrect SharePoint configuration or firewall permissions (when the SharePoint server is hosted on premises or hosted in a private cloud.)
When connecting to SharePoint, Files.com will only be able to access those SharePoint resources that have been granted to the credentials being used to connect.
Make sure that the SharePoint account that is being used to authenticate for the Remote Server connection has been granted permission to access the SharePoint resources that you are trying to access. Check that the SharePoint permissions for the account are correct. Log in directly to SharePoint with the same account and verify that you can access the required resources. Contact your SharePoint administrator if you cannot access the required resources successfully.
SharePoint can be configured to present and arrange data in multiple ways. Verify the exact configuration of your SharePoint server determine the exact location of the resource that you are trying to connect to.
For example, SharePoint can present folders as "sites", "libraries", "shared documents", and "pages". Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably even though they represent very different resources within SharePoint.
When setting up a Remote Mount to SharePoint, leave the Remote folder setting blank and select the Choose a different folder option. This will present you with the available resources on the SharePoint server and allow you to navigate to, and select, the exact resource folder that you want to connect to.
When manually entering the Remote folder path, make sure that it is valid and that it can be accessed by the credentials used in the Remote Server configuration.
SharePoint resource paths typically look something like this:
companyname.sharepoint.com/resource/resource_name, where resource can be "sites", "Shared Documents", or the name of a Library.
Make sure you use the correct resource path for the resource type that you are trying to access. For example, a SharePoint site resource path should look something like
companyname.sharepoint.com/sites/MySite whereas a Library resource path should look something like
If in doubt, start by leaving the Remote folder setting blank and select the Choose a different folder option to navigate to the required resource. Contact your SharePoint administrator if you cannot access the required resources.
If your SharePoint server is located on premises, or is hosted in a private cloud, then check that location's firewall configuration to make sure that connections from Files.com are allowed.
Get Instant Access to Files.com
The button below will take you to our Free Trial signup page. Click on the white "Start My Free Trial" button, then fill out the short form on the next page. Your account will be activated instantly. You can dive in and start yourself or let us help. The choice is yours.Start My Free Trial