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Migrate files from Sharepoint

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Restriction: You must be logged in as an admin or contributor with the Manage External Connections right to sync your Sharepoint account with Canto and migrate files from Share folders to Canto.

Link your Canto account to SharePoint to add files from SharePoint to Canto.

Note: This is not a plugin for SharePoint and therefore is not used to transfer files from Canto to SharePoint.



User Menu Settings Links & Connections External Connections 


How to migrate Files from Sharepoint

  1. Navigate to Settings, and then select the Links & Connections tab, followed by the External Connections sub-tab. Select the Sharepoint icon.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. You will be then prompted to a new window titled API Request Authorization. It will instruct the user to finish the authorization on the new page, which should have opened after clicking Connect.

    Note: If the page didn’t open, it was blocked by a pop-up blocker in your browser. Either adjust your browser’s pop-up settings or allow the page to open.
  4. Click Allow to accept the integration.
  5. Click Continue back on Canto’s page.
  6. Choose the folders and click Allow.

The files will then be viewable in Canto in the Sharepoint folder and labeled with the Sharepoint logo.

Note: When you first sync your status may depict the following:


Once the sync is complete you will see the following statuses:

  • Done: All Assets have been successfully imported
  • Error: Sync is stopped due to an error 
  • Time Limit: Sync topped due to reaching 72 hour time limit

If there is an error, you will recieve an email with more information. 


The following options will appear where you can unlink the folder and manually sync the folder. Also, you will be able to toggle the Auto-Sync feature. Auto-sync takes place on a 24-hour basis. 

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