Hi I have a custom list with attachments in SharePoint 2013 and this custom list's New Item form modified in InfoPath 2013, Here what I want to move this list to SharePoint 2016.

I upgraded the list's content database to SharePoint 2016 Test server but i can not take the list backup it shows below error:

[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException] [Cannot open file [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException] [Cannot complete this action. Please try again.] [6/27/2021 1:33:35 PM] [Debug] at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPGlobal.HandleComException(COMException comEx)

  • Hi any ideas how i move simply custom list with attachments from sp2013 to sp 2016? Jun 28, 2021 at 11:33
  • How are you trying to backup the list? Jun 28, 2021 at 18:16
  • Hi tried by take backup of content database from SP 2013 to SP 2016 SQL Instance, after that when open list attachments not open it shows blank Jun 29, 2021 at 7:32

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Per my test, I suggest you use save your list as a template to migrate custom list with attachments from SharePoint 2013 to 2016.

There is the same post on the Q&A Forum, I suggest you can follow the progress of the post.

  • Hi when i save list as template list lost the created by user field value Jun 29, 2021 at 11:01
  • i required who created the item also when i move to sp 2016 Jun 29, 2021 at 11:02

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