I need to copy folder with all it's content (files and folders) from Document Library to another Document library in another site.

The code: SPFolder.Copy(destinationUrl) works fine only when both source and destination docLibs are in the same site, but if the destination docLib is in another site I got the error: Value does not fall whithin the expected range.

Is there a simple way to do this?


  • Can you share your code to verify what is wrong you are doing
    – Sunil Sahu
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 12:47

1 Answer 1


SPFolder.Copy can't be use for cross site collection per my knowledge.

Here is sample script for cross site collection.

$ver = $host | select version
if($Ver.version.major -gt 1) {$Host.Runspace.ThreadOptions = "ReuseThread"}
if(!(Get-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ea 0))
Write-Progress -Activity "Loading Modules" -Status "Loading Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

#Set Static Variables

$SourceWebURL = "http://sp"
$SourceLibraryTitle = "Doc1"
$DestinationWebURL = "http://sp:12001"
$DestinationLibraryTitle = "Doc1"

#Begin Script

$sWeb = Get-SPWeb $SourceWebURL
#$sList = $sWeb.Lists | ? {$_.Title -eq $SourceLibraryTitle}
$dWeb = Get-SPWeb $DestinationWebURL
#$dList = $dWeb.Lists | ? {$_.title -like $DestinationLibraryTitle}

$Items = $sFolder.Files

foreach($Item in $Items)
    $sBytes = $Item.OpenBinary()
    $dFile = $dFolder.Files.Add($Item.Name, $sBytes, $true)

    $AllFields = $Item.Item.Fields | ? {!($_.sealed)}

    foreach($Field in $AllFields)
                $dFile.AddProperty($Field.Title, $Item.Properties[$Field.Title])
                $dFile.Properties[$Field.Title] = $Item.Properties[$Field.Title]
Write-Host "Script Done"
  • Great ! I converted the code to c# and it works perfect ! thanks a lot
    – Bat
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 7:36

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