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How can we copy/export a library/list that currently lives on SharePoint 2010 and import it to SharePoint 2013 on office 365?

I have searched the web, but I just don't seems to find a good example for this situation.

Thank you for reading, any help is greatly appreciated.

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You should be able to do the following:

  1. Save your document library in 2010 as a template.
  2. Copy the template file to your desktop.
  3. Go to your top-level site collection settings in SP Online and go to "List Templates" from the Designer Galleries section.
  4. Upload your 2010 template.
  5. Create a new list using that template.

The list you created should have all of the information (with the exception I believe of any workflows). There are limits to how large a doc library swapped out like this can be, and if your library exceeds that size then John Chapman's remedies are the only other way that I am aware of. Nonetheless, I'm almost positive that they left the way that lists and by extension libraries are formatted virtually untouched between these versions and so therefore this should work.

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