SharePoint Folders and libraries are designed to organize your files and documents. However, there currently isn't a way to copy or move files directly between libraries, and with earlier versions of SharePoint, if you move a file into a folder, it's difficult to move back. Using Sync can simplify copying or moving files between folders, libraries, or even sites.

Caution: Using sync and copying between libraries does not always preserve the history of a file. If you move a file within a library, your history should follow if you're using versioning. However, the synced copy will be not have versioning. If you move the file to another library, it will only be the latest version downloaded.

Sync and move or copy a file

This process moves or copies files on your desktop between two synced folders. You can select one or more files and folders (mixed is ok) to copy or move.

  1. Open the document library you want to move or copy files from.

  2. Turn the numbered steps into a bulleted list by placing cursor after the steps tag. In the Attribute Inspector, drop down the class list, then click bullet.

This sentence introduces a bulleted list.

  • List item 1.

  • Add another list item by placing the cursor before the /listItem tag, then press Enter.

  • Turn the bulleted list into a numbered list by placing cursor after the list tag. In the Attribute Inspector, drop down the class list, then click ordered.

To create a table with a header, click Table > Insert.

Table row

Table row

Table row

Table row

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Tip: Customers like tips. When you have a good tip to share, include it.

Second level heading

To create a second-level heading, add a sections tag after the /content tag of the parent section, and then add a section tag into this sections tag.

To add another heading level of the same level, add a section after the last /section tag.

Want more fries with that?

Here you can add other ways to satisfy the intent (for 80% of the people, but not the long tail or edge cases).

  1. Step 1.

  2. Step 2.

Or you can add the nice-to-have additional steps. If those nice-to-have steps address separate intents, just link to the articles for those intents.

Or you can address the key, common gotchas that often block readers from success.

If you need to, you can add a table. But first, be sure all the information in the table fits the customer's intent.

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