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How can I enable the option to open a file from SharePoint?

This article applies to:
6.x Colligo Email Manager for Outlook 

Issue: Users are not given an option to Open files in SharePoint; the only option presented is to Save:

Resolution: In SharePoint, you can set the permissions for the way files are downloaded through your browser.

To change this setting in SharePoint:

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration, navigate to: Application ManagementManage Web Applications > [Web Application] > General Settings.
  2. In the Browser File Handling section, choose Permissive. Users now have the option to open a file as well as save it.

Alternatively, the following article addresses making exceptions for specific file types: please click here.

Browser file handling is normally set at the web application level. However, in some circumstances, it may be set at the Document Library level. You can use Power Shell to update the browser file handling using the following commands:

Get Web
$web = Get-SPWeb http://yourspweburl
Get Document Library
$docLib = $web.lists["Your Document Library Title"]
If you need to change it from Strict to Permissive
$docLib.BrowserFileHandling = "Permissive"
$docLib.Update()

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