I have to implement a functionality of moving a document folder and was hoping to use Folder.MoveTo; But I don't see it in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime for the Folder class.

Note - I am working on SP 2013 Foundation enter image description here

Build Error: Error 2 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Folder' does not contain a definition for 'MoveTo' and no extension method 'MoveTo' accepting a first argument of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Folder' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)


   private static void FolderMove(ClientContext clientContext, Guid listId, string folderUrl
        , string destinationFolderUrl)
            List list = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetById(listId);
            clientContext.Load(list, w => w.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl, w => w.ParentWeb.Url);

            Folder folder = clientContext.Web.GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl(folderUrl);
            var destinationFolder = folder.MoveTo(destinationFolderUrl);

        catch (Exception ex)

  • 3
    Are you using SP2013 or 2010 . Folder.MoveTo is only available in 2013 version.
    – Unnie
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 11:36
  • Working on SP2013 Foundation
    – bkk
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 11:55
  • Just to troubleshoot check whether , the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll file referenced is from the 15 hive , ie 2013 version and not the 2010 one
    – Unnie
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 12:21
  • Yes I did confirm that, please refer the updated question.
    – bkk
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 12:52
  • Are you getting build error or error while running?
    – Unnie
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 12:56

1 Answer 1


Maybe you have seen this reply already: https://stackoverflow.com/a/26320394/1648371

It's actually saying that there is no MoveTo method for folders, but you have to create a new folder, move all the content, and then delete the old folder. If you are interested in only renaming a folder and not in the content you can use something like

folder.ServerRelativeUrl.Replace(folder.ServerRelativeUrl, newFolderUrl);

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