Copying SharePoint Files from One Document Library to Another

Copying Files from One Document Library to Another with Explorer View

This article discusses how to use the Open with Explorer command in SharePoint Online to view, copy, and move files in a library.

From time to time, you might need to copy or move one or more documents in a library to another library. For example, you might want to move all documents created over a year ago in one library to another library. Or, you might want to copy documents from a library that you own from one site to another library in a sub site. To do these operations, you can use the Open with Explorer command, which is an additional way to manipulate files in a SharePoint library. When you use this command, it opens Windows Explorer on your computer, but it displays the folder structure on the server computer that underlies the site. You can manipulate the files in the folder, such as copying, renaming, deleting, and so on.

Copy or move library files

The following sections show you how to move or copy files in a document library from one site to another site. Click on red mark icon and then wait to open the explorer window in few sec.

Window looks like this so you can select documents, pictures, or any type of documents.

open with explorer

select and copy

select xlsx

And open target window as same as source folder and paste it.

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1 Comment

    Reply Joan Martin August 1, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Very good written article. It will be supportive to anyone who utilizes it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – can’t wait to read more posts.

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