How to move files in SharePoint Online

How to move files in SharePoint Online

Select files in a SharePoint library.

Screenshot of a library with a file selected

Click Move to on the command bar or the actions menu to open the move panel.

MoveTo button on the main menu

On the move panel, choose a destination in the current library, OneDrive or another SharePoint site. SharePoint Server 2019 currently only supports the current library.

Screenshot of document library move panel

On the move panel, select a folder in the current library and select Move here. Or, select New folder to add a new folder and move the file there. Enter a name, click the check mark, and then select Move here.

Create folder field with checkbox highlighted

Note: The history of the document is moved with the file. For moves across sites, the size of the file and the number of file versions will affect the time it takes for the move to complete. For more info on versioning, see Enable and configure versioning for a list or library

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