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 '17 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 – anotherUser May 26 '17 at 14:50

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 – anotherUser May 26 '17 at 13:41
  • Sadly i get message "Move is not supported for Lists and Folders" :/ – anotherUser May 26 '17 at 14:00
  • You should be copying the contents of the folder not the folder it self. – Flat Banana May 26 '17 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 ? – anotherUser May 26 '17 at 14:23
  • Create a folder and then copy all items in it.. – harshal gite May 26 '17 at 14:40

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