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How do I upload files and folders to a SharePoint document library?

Published: 30 June 2021 Last updated: 13 July 2022

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Using the upload button

  1. To upload files or folders to your Departmental SharePoint site, you’ll first need to navigate to the website.
  2. Select the document library you want to upload to from the site navigation.
  3. From within the document library, select Upload then choose Files / Folder from the context menu.
  4. A File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS) window will appear. Navigate to the folder containing the files or folder you’d like to upload.
  5. Select one or more files. If you’re uploading a folder, you can only upload one folder at a time using this method.
  6. Press Open to start the upload.
  7. A confirmation will displayed in the top-right corner once the upload has completed.

Using drag and drop

SharePoint supports drag and drop in modern web browsers. To upload content simply drag a file or folder from File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MacOS) into a document library.

If you experience issues with drag and drop, please ensure you’re using the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft support article (includes video)

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