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Uploading Files to SharePoint using PowerShell

Today I had to fall in line and do something I’m not entirely proud of. I had to create a script to replicate files from a fileshare to Sharepoint. Struggling to find value in the efforts, I figured a blog post to remind me of this event was fitting. The script was rather basic, something good, and I took the opportunity to grow, exploring the world of Powershell – SharePoint interaction outside of the SharePoint PS SnapIn.

Surprisingly, it was a bit easier than I had imagined. While I wish I could take 100% of the credit, inspiration for this function comes from this article

Function Upload-SPFile {

Param (

#Local or Network Path


#SharePoint URL including folder




$UploadPath = $SPURL + $(split-path -Leaf $UncPath)

$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient

$WebClient.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials



So that’s the basic of uploading a file to SharePoint using the .net webclient…to many this is old hat…To me something new to start out the new year.

Print | posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:44 PM | Filed Under [ SharePoint SharePoint 2010 Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]


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