When I try to use the Send To function to send a copy of a document to a different document library in Sharepoint 2007, I get an empty alert box pop up, and the document isn't copied.

The site is in my Local Intranet security group in IE8. The target document library is in a sub-site of site with the source document library.

Update After installing Windows 7 and Office 2010 on a new computer, I tried again, and this time I was able to move the documents as expected. Previously I was running Office 2003, so I can only assume that this functionality for moving documents is client side, rather than server side, and is dependant on the Sharepoint.DLLs that come with Office.


Check that the target URL is correctly formatted in the Send To configuration dialog:

5.Under URL, type the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) (Uniform Resource Locator (URL): An address that specifies a protocol (such as HTTP or FTP) and a location of an object, document, World Wide Web page, or other destination on the Internet or an intranet. Example: http://www.microsoft.com/.) for the SharePoint library to which you want to be able to copy files. For example, to copy to a specific document library or to a folder within a document library, type either: http://servername/sitename/libraryname or http://servername/sitename/libraryname/foldername.

Important Do not copy and paste the URL for the destination SharePoint library directly from the browser into this text box because this version of the URL will contain extra characters that will prevent you from being able to copy a file successfully to the destination library.

Ref: Specify a Send To destination for a library

  • Unfortunately I already tried that. The blank box comes up for just the document library path.
    – dunxd
    Jul 19 '11 at 8:24
  • Awarding answer, although the solution was to install a more recent version of Office.
    – dunxd
    Mar 27 '12 at 15:22

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