Need to edit published files on Sharepoint.

Hi Guys,

           I just took over a position in my office, and I need to edit some of the content of an already published storyline on the sharepoint platform. Unfortunately, the author as left and doing a lot of investigative work as there was no transfer of knowledge. I was able to download the content of the file, and I need life saving ideas of how I can come up with a solution. Below is the structure of the content of the downloaded file, and attached is a screen shot.

Training Story= (Story_content folder + meta: XML document + Story: HTML file+ Story: flash movie).

Story_content folder = ( Slides folder + 143 flash movies files+ 1 HTML file named blank +  41 JPG files + 1 Story JS file + 1 MP4 file + 4 PNG files + 1 XML file named frame ).

Slides folder  = (40 .swf files).

Thanks in advance for all your comments.


NB: I am awaiting access into Linux server to also check maybe a .storyline was dumped there, but I want to start working on the options I have so I won't end up being surprised.





18 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ade,

Sorry to hear you're in such a pickle with these - you may want to search the previous colleagues computer to see if the .story files reside in there somewhere. You may be able to find things in the temp files as well, here's how to check: 

1) Open this folder in Windows Explorer: %appdata%\Articulate\Storyline 

2) Scan the contents of this folder for a file that starts with the name of your project. If you find one, copy it to your desktop. If you find more than one, copy the latest version to your desktop. 

3) Change the file extension of the copy on your desktop from *.tmp to *.story. 

4) Double-click the file to open it in Storyline. 

Without the original .story file, you'll have to do as Walt mentioned and build them from scratch.

Phil Mayor

If it is complex I would spend some time with it to try and find these files, Ashlet gave some great advice on finding the files locally and if not they should be able to get hold of files from his drive.

You don't say what your experience with Storyline is but for a 30 minute rebuild of a complex course with only the published assets you are probably looking at 30-40 hours to get it back to how it was. Possibly more as you will need to retype all of the content as well.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Ade!  So glad to hear that you tracked down the source file!  I'm sure you were sweating that one...  You should be able to host Articulate content in SharePoint Server. However, it won't work with SharePoint Online (the Microsoft Office 365 Hosted Edition), since it doesn't support HTML files. 

If you're using SharePoint Server, check with your SharePoint administrator for instructions on how to upload HTML content. Depending on your version of SharePoint, you may need to switch to an "explorer view" before uploading content, or you may need to "check in" content after uploading. Your administrator will know for sure. 

If you need to track learners' progress and results, publish your Articulate content for LMS (SCORM) and use SharePoint's free Learning Kit: