We accidentally created a few lists at the root of our SharePoint 2010 site and need to move them to a subsite. How do you do this? We tried exporting as a template, but then the list became a library item. Thanks.
You're almost there, the next step is to
- create a new list
- choose the template you saved
- after list created delete the template from the library.
Full tutorial (this is talking about between SharePoint servers, but its the same process between siets) [Broken link replaced with archive]
Other ways include
If it a simple list you can perhaps use the DataSheet view to copy and paste the data to the new list if you've already setup the structure.
You can copy lists with SharePoint Designer IIRC.
You can also look at the STSADM gl-exportlist and gm-importlist extensions.
Please check these technet documents
Export-SPWeb -Identity http://site -Path c:\export.cmp -IncludeUserSecurity -IncludeVersions All -ItemUrl /lists/mylistname
Sample Import (path to subsite, list path will come out of the export):
Import-SPWeb http://site/subsite –Path c:\export.cmp –UpdateVersions -Overwrite -IncludeUserSecurity