Sharepoint 2013 - I have the page, which has document library (named "Library123"). The library has 2 folders (named "Folder1" and "Folder2"). So my question is how do I move "Folder1" with its content to "Folder2"?

What I tried so far is:

  • I tried to open document library with the option "Open with Explorer" but I get warning "We're having a problem opening this location in File Explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.". I did that (It's under Internet Explorer -> Internet Options -> Security -> Trusted sites and you add the site) but it's showing the same error. I tried to turn off firewall (found while Googling) and bunch other fixes.

  • I tried with Internet Explorer 32 & 64 bit, I get the same error

  • i tried run Internet Explorer as admin, i get same error

Do I need to hire Sharepoint 2013 special engineer to move single folder to another folder? Am I missing some option? Is it so complicated?

  • Are you trying to do it on client computer and browser? Because IE gives same error to me on server, but I can easily use Open With Explorer at IE on clients machine.
    – newbie
    May 26, 2017 at 14:28
  • Yes, i am trying it on server, but i also tried on other servers which are only Domain Controller, one is holding on SPS SQL server. I will try on client PC. Nice idea May 26, 2017 at 14:50

2 Answers 2


You can do this:

  1. Go to Site Settings. Under Site Administration, you have Site Content and Structure
  2. Create a folder named "Folder1" inside your destination folder/library.
  3. Open your source folder which is "Folder1", check all contents and click on Actions, from there select MOVE and choose your desination folder which is "Folder2".

You don't need any Sharepoint 2013 special engineer for this. :P

  • Thanks you so much for answer. I don't have option "Site Content and Structure" under "Site Administration", but i manger to access to the same page via URL http://{YOURSITENAME}/_layouts/15/sitemanager.aspx Taken from : sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/66157/67417 May 26, 2017 at 13:41
  • Sadly i get message "Move is not supported for Lists and Folders" :/ May 26, 2017 at 14:00
  • You should be copying the contents of the folder not the folder it self. May 26, 2017 at 14:15
  • Hmm, so if i have parent folder "Folder1" with 120 child folders and each of child folder has 10 files/items, you are telling me that i need to create 120 folder manually in my destination folder (recreate same structure), go into each source child folder, select all contents and move it to destination folder which i created previously ? May 26, 2017 at 14:23
  • Create a folder and then copy all items in it.. May 26, 2017 at 14:40

If you want to use the windows explorer method. In the event IEx86 is crippled for some reason. Try opening Windows Explorer and typing a network path in this format:


For example the browser URL would be: https://FQDN/mysite/mysubsite

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.