In previous versions of LinkFixer Advanced, the product required a different method to add a site (mapped network drives). Version 4.4 and up has simplified the process by allowing the user to add the site simply by adding the site URL. This provides the ability to add sites quickly without the need for any further steps. SharePoint (on premises) is authenticated using your Windows credentials.

We currently support SharePoint (2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019) for SharePoint (on premises).

SharePoint Online requires a different type of authentication than does SharePoint (on premises). SharePoint 365 (or online) requires “claims-based” authentication using credentials that could be different from your Windows Authentication credentials. To authenticate successfully and process files in SharePoint Online, LinkFixer Advanced needs your SharePoint Online credentials.

LinkFixer Advanced currently supports “Cloud Identity” and “Federated” authentication.

To enter your SharePoint Online credentials, Click on the "Hamburger" Menu | Network Locations | "Add…"

Click on the "SharePoint" button.

This will open the dialog below where you can now add the desired SharePoint URL.

Once you enter the URL, you will be prompted to add your SharePoint Credentials, which as mentioned earlier, are not your Windows credentials. If the credentials you are adding fail to work properly, contact your Network or SharePoint Administrator.

The next step is to test the credentials that you are using to be sure they authenticate successfully.

Important: If your organization uses SSO (Single Sign-On) or MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication), please follow the steps to add a SharePoint Online account via Office365 : 

This step completes by hitting "OK" and then pressing "OK" one last time in the right corner of the dialog. The new site will appear in the Network Locations Screen, each site will show under the “Type” column as SharePoint. Verify each time you add a site that the new site’s server has the correct server version showing in the “Server” column.

Continue this process until you have added all of your sites successfully. On some occasions, you may need to close the program and open it again to show changes that have been made in this Tab.

Once you have successfully added each of your sites, you may begin processing by browsing to the SharePoint section and “Select Folders” as below:

Note: If the SharePoint site does not show up in the “Network Locations” screen, click "Refresh All".

When using Federated authentication, you must specify your SharePoint Online user name in the SharePoint configuration dialog as LinkFixer Advanced uses the user name to retrieve SharePoint Online account data from the Microsoft Online login server. This also requires that the computer running LinkFixer Advanced be able to connect to the URL