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Document library vs. folders

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  • I have a few very large document libraries.  Each document library consists of many folders - about 100 main folders, each main folder is nested and has the same structure.  The easiest approach would be to leave the document libraries as is with folders, but I've been pondering the idea of moving the folders to document libraries.  It seems like it would be a great under-taking but the end result may be more beneficial - I like the idea of creating a template so that when a new "folder"/"library" needs to be created, the structure is already there.  I do need to be able to move a document library from one site collection to another site collection and have not tested this functionality - I don't know if it is possible.

    Can anyone provide some input as to the pros and cons of a document library approach vs standard folders?  Also, is it possible to move document libraries between site collections?

    Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:08 PM

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