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WSS 2.0 – ‘Upload multiple files…’ link missing

Posted by Brian Gough on August 23, 2007

I just came across this issue with one of my employer’s users and thought I would share what I learned.

If you choose to upload a document and do not see the link ‘Upload multiple files…’ below the textbox, there are a couple things to consider. Keep in mind, I do not have the ‘silver bullet‘ yet, but here is some info that might help you out.

To upload multiple files, you need to have Office 2003 installed on your machine.
Three are 3 dll’s that are used as ‘add-on’s for SharePoint

Name.dll, Owsclt.dll, and Stsupld.dll

All of which should be found in c:\program files\microsoft office\office11directory.

It is the stsupld.dll that is responsible for the multi file uploadcapability.
I found a blog entry that covers many of the active x controls and add-ins if you want to read more. http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2007/03/26/searching-the-visible-moss-2007-code-for-activex-references.aspx

Make sure you have the stsupld.dll on your machine and properly registered. Try re-registering the dll if you are still having a problem or re-install Office 2003.

Also, having mixed versions of other Office products may cause you trouble ( Office XP or 2000 with Office 2003).

My “Thanks” to Mike Walsh and Andrew Connell for their assistance in running this down!

Here is a link to Mike Walsh’s blog that gives more information about bulk uploads.

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