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I have a site called PROFILES that is one level down from the home site. This site contains about 40 subsites.

I want to move the site and its 40 subsites into another site called RESOURCING which sits at the same level as PROFILES.

I know I can save a site as a template and move it that way, but how can I get all 40 subsites included in that template?


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It works with SharePoint Online. I can get to the site manager for the site collection > site I want to move but it seems that I can't move a sub-site to another site collection from to I'm trying not to make someone, who created a project sub site under their mysite site, delete it and build it all over again. Blah. – user18195 Jul 11 '13 at 21:24
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My suggestion is that you utilize the site manager.

If you visit "http://yoursite/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx", you'll see a site manager, where you can do a move operation of all pages.

1) Select the parent site of the subsite you want to move in the left navigation pane.

2) Check the box next to the subsite you want to move in the right pane.

3) Click Actions drop-down and click Move.

4) Select Destination of the subsite selected in the next dialog.

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Thanks. Managed to get this working. Had to turn on publishing at Site and Site Collection level first though. – finisterre Jan 9 '13 at 14:47
thank you for your suggestion to use this link: "yoursite/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx";, as all other searches for moving subsite in sharepoint did not show up this result. I also use sharepoint online, appears to be the foundation version, and get the "File not found" error. I'm hoping that there is a way to do this, without resorting to programming (we are not programmers) or expensive tools that are available. Thanks for any suggestions. – user41334 Apr 13 '15 at 3:28
Sitemanager in SP2013 tells me "It is not possible to move or copy one element..." so i cannot move/copy the entire site. – Emaborsa Dec 21 '15 at 10:52

With sharepoint online this does not seem to be possible. Using powershell even the export command is not avaialble. Using the Site Manager yields "File not found"

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Does work for SharePoint Online, please check again as on O365 there are continuous updates and enhancements.

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