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Moving and Copying Content ?
10-19-2010, 10:26 AM
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Moving and Copying Content ?
Sometimes you need to move or copy information, such as a list or a single document.

For example,

suppose that you have a document library in one site that you want to move to another site.
Another example is when you need to copy a single document to another site collection.
You can use several methods to move or copy a list or library, a list item, or a single document between two sites, but they all have drawbacks.

Copying or Moving a Single Document

A common procedure is to move or copy a single document to another location in SharePoint. The problem is that only the latest version of the document will be copied, and the Created and Modified dates and Created By and Modified By information will all be set to the time when you paste the
document in the new location. The user who performed this operation will be listed for the Created By/Modified By property.
However, with SharePoint Server you can use the Manage Content and Structure feature, which retains the version history and values for the created and modified date information, but only within a single site collection.

The four options are:

1. Using the Windows Explorer view for a document library, you can right - click a document and select Copy (or Cut for move), then open the destination library (also in Windows
Explorer view) and select Paste.

2. Use Web Folders mapped to each library, then copy and paste between these folders like you do with standard fi le folders.

3. Open the document in Microsoft Word, then save it in the destination library.

4. Use the Manage Content and Structure feature (SharePoint Server only) if the source and destination library is within the same site collection.



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Arti Gupta
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