I am using SharePoint in Office 365, and have visitors uploading documents into a document library. Once we have processed these, I then move them into another document folder inside the library (to show that they have been processed).

I have set up an instant alert for new document uploads to let me know when things are uploaded, however I am also getting instant alerts for when the are moved. In my head, when I move them they are "not new" and therefore I do not want an alert to tell me I have moved them.

Can anyone please advise, is there a way to do this? Thanks

  • Are you using SharePoint OOTB Alerts?? Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 8:20
  • Yes I am. Have never used alerts before, so is there a different way of doing them?
    – Kirsty
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 8:24
  • Yes, try following below steps to create new alert or modify existing alerts. Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 8:31
  • Those are the settings that I have, but I am getting alerts every time something is moved as well as uploaded.
    – Kirsty
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 8:49
  • You will get the alert only when new document is uploaded or created from library itself. Are you moving documents from same library to the folders (within same library) or moving documents from another library to this library? Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 9:12

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Follow below Steps:

  1. Go to SharePoint Library.
  2. Click on the ellipsis(...) from document library ribbon.
  3. Select Alert me if you want to create a new alert or Manage my alerts if you want to modify previously created alert.
  4. If you have choose Manage my alerts then select the alert you want modify (In case of new alert ignore this step).
  5. Select the Change Type options as given in below image.
  6. Select Save.

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