How to move files between document libraries on a Windows SharePoint Services Web site

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This step-by-step article describes how to use a Web folder or a Network Place to move files between document libraries in a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web site.

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Create a Web Folder or Network Place Pointer

Before you move files between document libraries in a Windows SharePoint Services Web site, create a Web folder or Network Place that points to the team Web site. To do this, use the appropriate method for your operating system.

Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

  1. On the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer.
  2. Double-click Web Folders.
  3. Double-click Add Web Folder.
  4. In the Type the location to add box, type HTTP:// URL_Of_Your_Windows_SharePoint_Web_Site, and then click Next.
  5. In the Enter the name for this Web Folder box, type a name for your new Web folder, and then click Finish.

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition or Microsoft Windows 2000

  1. On the Windows desktop, double-click My Network Places, and then double-click Add Network Place.
  2. In the Type the location of the Network Place box, type HTTP:// URL_Of_Your_Windows_SharePoint_Web_Site, and then click Next.
  3. In the Enter a name for this Network Place box, type a name for your new network place, and then click Finish.

Microsoft Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click My Computer, and then click My Network Places.
  2. Click Add a Network Place.
  3. On the Welcome to the Add Network Place Wizard page, click Next.
  4. On the Where do you want to create this network place page, click Choose another network location, and then click Next.
  5. In the Internet or network address box, type HTTP:// URL_Of_Your_Windows_SharePoint_Web_Site, and then click Next.
  6. In the Type a name for this network place box, type a name for your new network place, click Next, and then click Finish.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Windows Explorer, and then click My Network Places.
  2. In the right pane, double-click Add a Network Place.
  3. On the Welcome to the Add Network Place Wizard page, click Next.
  4. On the Where do you want to create this network place page, click Choose another network location, and then click Next.
  5. In the Internet or network address box, type HTTP:// URL_Of_Your_Windows_SharePoint_Web_Site, and then click Next.
    Note: Windows Server 2003 does not support creating a network place to the root of a WSS site. A network place must be created to a subfolder, document library, or list.
  6. In the Type a name for this network place box, type a name for your new network place, and then click Next.
  7. Click to clear the Open this network place when I click Finish check box, and then click Finish.

Move the Files

After you create the Web folder or Network Place, move the document library files to the new folder. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Explore.
  2. Double-click the Web folder or Network Place that you created in the "Create the Web Folder or Network Place Pointer" section earlier in this article.
  3. If you are prompted for a user name and password, type the information requested, and then click OK.
  4. Open the document library that contains the files that you want to move.
  5. Press and hold CTRL, click the files and folders that you want to move, and then release CTRL.
    Note Do not move the Forms folder. This folder is created by Windows SharePoint Services for each document library.
  6. Right-click the files that you have selected, and then click Copy.
  7. Expand the folder tree to the document library where you want to copy the files.
  8. Right-click the document library folder that you want to copy the files to, and then click Paste.
When you refresh the document library in your Web browser, the recently added files appear.

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Article ID: 825522 - Last Review: May 17, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Keywords: 
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