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I am currently in the process of migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and i have run in to a snag. I have not found a reliable way to transfer over meta data for documents and lists. My company uses this meta data for version control so it is very important that I am able to transfer this data over.

Every time I have tried transferring any documents over it says the created date etc. is the date of the transfer. Is there a way to transfer this data from 2007 to 2010?

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How have you done the upgrade? Methods such as database attach and inplace should preserve this metadata. – James Love Oct 20 '11 at 17:16
I actually just created a new instance of SharePoint 2010 as the old SharePoint 2007 is still in use. How do I access the methods database attach and inplace? – Nic Young Oct 20 '11 at 17:19
Here's some info about the database attach method. It's a bit involved, but conceptually simple task: detach the content database from 2007, attach it to the 2010 environment, run the upgrade. – James Love Oct 20 '11 at 17:21
@JamesLove We are actually using SharePoint 2010 server and not foundation. Also I would like to be able to transfer specific content with meta data attached and not the whole database. – Nic Young Oct 20 '11 at 17:31
Ah sorry, just copied the link I still had open in another tab for another question on here. There's a similar page for attach Server 2010 databases, too. As for transferring specific content, see an answer below. – James Love Oct 20 '11 at 17:38
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As per the comments, try Chris O'Brien's Content Deployment Wizard for transferring individual libraries or documents/items:

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That looks like exactly what I need. I will give this a try tomorrow, Thank you. – Nic Young Oct 20 '11 at 17:46
please can you tell me if this tool works for you im facing the same problem and im trying to backup the whole webapplication and restore it in a nother server just to do the export and import for the document library – devgirl Oct 30 '11 at 18:06
I ended up using Metavis Mirgrator, it costs a pretty penny but it preserves the meta data perfectly. – Nic Young Oct 30 '11 at 21:27

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