Can I migrate a SP library (of documents) from SharePoint 2016 down to a new SharePoint 2013 farm/ site?

We just want this content and folder structure on the SP 2013 farm (Not the entire site collection).

Is this possible? Is it difficult? Any advice?

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Yes, but you will need to use a 3rd party content migration tool. One such example is Sharegate.


I’ve just tested with list template (include contents) and move the copy of the template from SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint 2013, which is definitely not a recommended solution in this scenario, but it worked.

The library displayed a Web Part Error in SP13 when I created a new document library using that template. Then I edited the page and re-added the Document Library web part, the issue got solved and the library is in well function.

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