View Content Externally Using HomeDrive Webpart

Sep 28, 2009 at 12:16 AM


Thanks for this webpart it works really well, i have managed to get it working great internally and the users can view there documents.

when i go to the site where i have this webpart externally it does not bring through the documents, obviously this is because it is looking for the UNC path and it would not be able to contact it.

Am i doing something or wrong, or are you looking at making this available in a later release?

Many Thanks,


Dec 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

The same problem ive got has anyone found the answer to this yet? please let me know

Dec 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Hi., as you quite rightly stated, this is just using the standard UNC path to connect to the home drive and as a result will not work externally.

To make things work externally I would need to publish directories through IIS.  I believe a commercial web part already exists for this from salamandersoft (

Not sure on costs, but could be worth a try.

I am not currently planning on extending this web part for external access at the moment due to time constraints.  If this situation changes I will update this thread and let you know.

Kind Regards