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Move or copy files in SharePoint Online


Copy

  1. Select the items that you want to copy, and then click Copy to. Or, choose More  >Copy to for the item.

    Note: Switch to the modern experience if Copy to isn't available.

  2. Under Choose a destination, select the location where you want a copy of the files, folders, or links to go. If you're copying to a different site or subsite and don't see it listed, click Browse sites to see the full list of sites that you can copy to.

    Note: If you don't see other sites listed when you copy items, your organization doesn't allow copying across sites. If you're a SharePoint admin or global admin for your organization, see Allow or prevent custom script to learn how to enable cross-site copying in the SharePoint admin center.

    To create a new folder to copy the files to, select a location in the folder hierarchy and click New folder.

  3. Type the name of the new folder in the text box.

  4. Click the check mark, and then click Copy here.

Note: Switch to the modern experience if Copy to isn't available.

Note: If you don't see other sites listed when you copy items, your organization doesn't allow copying across sites. If you're a SharePoint admin or global admin for your organization, see Allow or prevent custom script to learn how to enable cross-site copying in the SharePoint admin center.

 

Notes: 

  • When you use Copy to with documents that have version history, only the latest version is copied. To copy earlier versions, you need to restore and copy each one.

 

 

Move

  1. Select the items you want to move.

  2. In the main menu at the top of the page, click Move to. If you don't see Move to, click the ellipses (...) on the main menu, and then click Move to.

    Note: Move to isn't available if you're using the classic experience of SharePoint.

  3. In the Choose a destination pane, select the new location in the document library where you want the files to go and click Move here.

    In the Choose destination pane, you can also click New folder to add a new folder to the document library and move the item to the new folder. Type the name of the new folder in the text box, click the check mark, and then click Move here.

Note: Move to isn't available if you're using the classic experience of SharePoint.

Note: When you use Move to, the history of the document is copied to the new destination.