I have SharePoint 2013 list with 13897 items in it, I saved it as a template with include contents.

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Now I am trying to create a new list but it doesn't load all items.

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and if I open this newly created list, there is an error something like this:

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Because there are lots of files and probably the template file is really large, the creation from this template probably timed out and won't be created properly.

I recommend to use Export-SPWeb and ImportSPWeb, where you can simply export and import whole library

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-server/export-spweb?view=sharepoint-ps https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-server/import-spweb?view=sharepoint-ps

or http://prabathf.blogspot.com/2012/02/export-and-import-sharepoint-list.html

Export-SPWeb -Identity <SiteURL> -Path <FileName.cmp> -ItemUrl <URLList> -IncludeUserSecurity -IncludeVersions

Import-SPweb -Identity <SiteUrl> -Path <FileName.cmp> 
  • Agreed. There are most likely too many items for the template to finish. Powershell is oging to be your best bet if you need all of the content as well
    – lazoDev
    Jan 14, 2019 at 15:06
  • thank you, but what is .cmp file? I got .stp file of list Jan 15, 2019 at 7:25
  • this is the same like .bak, its the file which is used for backing and restoring with SharePoint Jan 15, 2019 at 7:32
  • So I only need Import-SPweb for my case, right? Jan 15, 2019 at 12:53
  • No you need both, Export this List with first where ItemUrl is /lists/ListName and after this Import this web to web you want it Jan 15, 2019 at 13:10

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