Here's the scenario:
- 2 document libraries
- Both contain multiple documents
- The documents have multiple versions
When I copy a document from library A to Library B using the Content and Structure tool from Site Settings, my versions do not carry over. I'm trying to merge the two document libraries into one, but I want to retain the versions.
Do you know of a way to complete this without third party tools or custom code? I've heard suggestions of using Explorer View copy and paste, SharePoint Designer and List Templates, but I'm not sure any of those will carry version info.
For modern SharePoint experiences, use Move To.
Update 4/24/2018: There's a new solution in Office 365. You can now select a file or group of files in the modern experience in OneDrive or SharePoint and select Move to. A file or group of files moved this way will retain version history.
Update 6/6/2021: As @KJH mentioned in a comment, you may not see the modern experience unless you make a change to the library settings. Also, there's more detail now in the Microsoft article Move or copy files in SharePoint.