Upload Files to SharePoint Remotely using Web Client and PowerShell

If you want to upload file to SharePoint document library from client side (or remotely), Here is the nifty PowerShell code snippet.

Upload File to SharePoint using Web Client PowerShell:

#Variable for Source folder in Local machine & Destination in SharePoint
$Source ="c:\temp\file.pdf"
$Target="https://portal.crescent.com/projects/Documents/File.pdf"
 
#Create new web client object
$WebClient = new-object System.Net.WebClient
$Webclient.UseDefaultCredentials = $true

#upload file to sharepoint using webclient
$WebClient.UploadFile($Target,"PUT", $Source) 

Upload All Files in a Folder to SharePoint – Web Client HTTP put method:

#Variable for Source folder in Local machine
$FilesLocation ="D:\Scripts\Reports\"
$TargetLocation="http://Operations.Crescent.com/Reports/"

#Create new web client object
$WebClient = new-object System.Net.WebClient
$WebClient.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials

#Use these lines if you use different credentials
#$cred = new-object System.Net.NetworkCredential("USER NAME","PASSWORD","DOMAIN")
#$WebClient.credentials = $cred

#Target File Location to upload
function Set-DestinationFile($FileName)
{ 
   $TargetLocation + $(split-path -leaf $FileName)
}

#Iterate through each file and upload
Get-ChildItem $FilesLocation | ForEach-Object {

  $DestinationFile= Set-DestinationFile $_;

  #upload file to sharepoint using webclient
  $WebClient.UploadFile($DestinationFile,"PUT", $_.FullName)
} 

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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