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Moving documents from one SharePoint Site to another and keeping the attributes RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello and thanks for reading,

    I probably already know the answer but here goes anyway. We are moving over to a new Global site at my company and it is imperative that the documents do not lose the attributes - For example "date", "modified by" etc. I have tried (I think) everything: open with Windows Explorer and creating a list template loses which also loses the original attributes. I cannot use SharePoint Designer because our company has blocked the use. Site Collection and Structure is the only tool that keeps all the attributes but it is used for only moving within the site. Other then going with a third party software eg. Metalogix is there anything else that I can look at? Please advise, thanks.


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:46 AM Do not shout in Titles
    Monday, April 18, 2011 10:09 PM

Answers

  • If custom development is an option you can use the SPImport & SPExport framework. Do note that for many solutions (be it custom code or 3rd party products) you may not have full fidelity:

    - Workflows might fail to work
    - Alerts will be gone


    My blog on WSS / MOSS development is found at http://jebass.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:41 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:58 AM

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  • Ricky,

    You can use SPContentDeploymentWizard available in codeplex to compress the document library and restore using the same wizard. 

    Thanks

    V


    V
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:02 AM
  • If custom development is an option you can use the SPImport & SPExport framework. Do note that for many solutions (be it custom code or 3rd party products) you may not have full fidelity:

    - Workflows might fail to work
    - Alerts will be gone


    My blog on WSS / MOSS development is found at http://jebass.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:41 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:58 AM