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Search and download matched documents RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have the need to be able to download all documents/files that matches a specific search query. When using regular search engine I get all the matches. However, since there are thousands, I'm looking for a way to do this and get all files in a way so that they get save or downloaded to a local directory.

    What would be the best way to accomplish this? I have the possibility to use all available tools, like Powershell.

    The files are located on ~30 different site collections, so utilizing a keyword query or something similiar would be ideal for me.

    Monday, October 29, 2012 8:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I think you are in the process of migrating/converting to a new system. So I think you also want the attached metadata to the documents.

    You could use:

    Powershell
    Visual Basic created application 
    Third party tooling
    Codeplex?

    Before deep diving into this make sure you have all the functional requirements!! It will(!) save you a lot of time!

    PS: Been doing migrations and conversions for a couple of years now....

    Monday, October 29, 2012 10:27 AM
  • Hi,

    No this is actually not a migration. The request is regarding a legal matter where we need to find all documents regarding a patent that we have.

    So what I need is to download all documents that match my query to a hard drive, so we can send it in a package to legal dept. I've started by using a Keyword search in Powershell and is underway writing the script. I haven't however found a way to download the documents.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:56 AM