Video: Copy or move library files by using Open with Explorer

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Note    SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.

This video shows how to open a library on a SharePoint site in File Explorer and then drag multiple files to a library on another site. First, we show how to do this when you have all the latest software. Then we show an alternate way to do this when you have previous versions—for example Windows 7, Office 2010, and Internet Explorer 9.

Notes    Using File Explorer to move SharePoint files does not preserve metadata, such as the original creation date, unfortunately. If preserving the original file metadata is important to you, consider searching the Office 365 Marketplace for a file migration solution available from one of our partners.

In OneDrive for Business, you may need to click Settings Office 365 setttings button - looks like a gear next to your name > Show Ribbon to show the Library tab.

For additional help with Open with Explorer, see Troubleshoot the 'Open with Explorer' command in Microsoft SharePoint Online in Microsoft Office 365 or search the Office 365 Community forums.

Applies To: SharePoint Online, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard, SharePoint Server 2016 Standard, SharePoint Server 2016 Enterprise

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