How to take a backup and restore infopath form library in Sharepoint 2010 without losing Metadata (Modified, Created, modified by and Created By ) fields.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.


We can save your Form library as a template with "Include Content".

Go to Form Library-> Library Settings->Save form library as template.

Then go to list template gallery(http://sp2010/_catalogs/lt/forms/AllItems.aspx), we can download the .stp template file and backup it.

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You can also use PowerShell or SharePoint Central Administration to export the list.

Export-SPWeb -Identity <SiteURL> -Path <Path and File Name> [-ItemUrl <URL of Site, List, or Library>] [-IncludeUserSecurity] [-IncludeVersions] [-NoFileCompression] [-GradualDelete] [-Verbose]

More information: Export sites, lists, or document libraries in SharePoint Server

  • This process overrides metadata.
    – user28455
    Dec 6 '18 at 15:58
  • I modify the reply, we can also use PowerShell or Central Administration to export the list to a .cmp file.
    – LZ_MSFT
    Dec 7 '18 at 1:37
  • powershell script also overrides metadata
    – user28455
    Dec 7 '18 at 20:30

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