I have exported a document library from Farm A as follow:-

Export-SPWeb -Identity "http://famrA/***" -ItemUrl "Our Library" -Path "c:\16.cmp"     -nofilecompression  -IncludeVersions All -IncludeUserSecurity -Force -Verbose

Now this command has generated a folder named 16.cmp which contain many files.

Now I moved the folder to the C drive inside FarmB. then I wanted to import the document library inside the new farm using this command:-

Import-SPWeb http://farmB/**** –Path "c:\16.cmp" -IncludeUserSecurity –Verbose

but I got this error:-

Import-SPWeb : The file c:\16.cmp does not exist.

So can anyone advice on this, please? now the Export did not create a file named 16.cmp, But it created a folder named 16.cmp ...so not sure how to fix this ??


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This issue occurs in case you are using -NoFileCompression parameter in the Export-SPWeb cmdlet.

In this case, the cmdlet will export the files with no compression in a Folder instead of one file filename.cmp as shown below

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And if you tried to import it, you will get The file c:\16.cmp does not exist because it's not file, it's a folder called 16.cmp

So to perform Import-SPWeb from NoFileCompression folder, you must also use the same NoFileCompression parameter in the Import-SPWeb cmdlet as shown below:

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P.S: In your case, change Qassas folder to your folder name 16.cmp

The final cmdlet based on your entries

Import-SPWeb http://farmB/**** –Path "c:\16.cmp" -NoFileCompression -IncludeUserSecurity –Verbose
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    thanks for the reply... will try this and let u know if it work for me
    – John John
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:58

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