There's an option in Intranet Connections to store all files outside of the default C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Intranet folder tree. This is normally done either for security reasons, or to have large files places on a different drive.
Running the File Migration Utility does two things:
- Starts the step-by-step wizard to help you migrate the existing uploaded files
- Tells the system to store all newly uploaded files into the new folder
Before you begin, you must ensure that the process the Intranet web site runs under has modify permissions to the new folder. Often this requires giving the IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool identity modify acccess permissions, under security permissions for the folder.
To start the File Migration Utility, click Admin > Security >File Migration Utility (under Advanced Settings). Once clicked, a set of onscreen instructions will be provided.
You will be required to provide the location of the new directory, such as D:\IntranetFiles, at the end of step 2.
Once the File Migration Utility is complete, all links in your intranet should now point to the files in the new folder. In addition, any new files will also be placed in the folder.
While the File Migration Utility is supposed to delete all files that have been migrated, it is recommended you double check that files have been removed. If files were manually copied into the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Intranet folder tree, or uploaded using the Intranet but then the database was stored to an earlier version, there may orphaned files the file migration utility is unable to detect.