Moving folders between sites add them inside the source recycle bin, unlike moving the folder to another library within the same site

john john 906 Reputation points
2023-07-26T01:16:56.21+00:00

I have noted this inside our SharePoint online document library; Moving folders between sites will add the moved folders and files inside the source recycle bin, unlike moving the folder to another library within the same site where the folders will not get added inside the recycle bin. is this normal behavior ?

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 19,746 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-07-26T07:59:36.2433333+00:00

    Hi John ,

    Yes, this is normal behavior:

    When a file is moving, it continues to appear in the source directory until it's fully moved to the destination and then it will be deleted. The file remains in the source sites Recycle Bin after the Move is complete and is subject to the normal recycle schedule unless a user recovers it from the Recycle Bin.

    There are some information about move/copy to, please have a look:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/office/move-or-copy-files-in-sharepoint-00e2f483-4df3-46be-a861-1f5f0c1a87bc

    https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/10-things-about-copy-and-move-sharepoint-online/

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