SharePoint copy folder/docs but selective copy...

Dave Amos 0 Reputation points
2024-06-06T10:48:28.7833333+00:00

We have a large SharePoint document folder, and want t replicate some folders to a new site, however the folder structure for example is

Parent Folder A

Sub Folder 1

Files

Sub Folder 2

Files

Sub Folder 3

Files

Parent Folder B

Sub Folder 1

Files

Sub Folder 2

Files

Sub Folder 3

Files

We want to replicate this to the new site, but only want the following folder/and files (The sub folder names are consistent between all parent folders)

Parent Folder A

Sub Folder 3

Files

Parent Folder B

Sub Folder 3

Files

Is their a way to do this type of recursive copy, with some filtering on folder name via PowerShell?

I have found some move scripts that could do this with a bit of tweaking but wondered it there is a safe way to do this, without having to resort to someone recreating it/or copying the entire lot over/ then deleting the unwanted sub folders etc...

Should note this is a onetime hit, as moving forwards, users will create the folders manually/and files in the sub folders, will be selected files, rather then the full selection due to the SharePoint audience for these files

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  1. Ling Zhou_MSFT 14,450 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-07T03:07:16.8533333+00:00

    Hi @Dave Amos,

    Thank you for posting in this community.

    We can use power automate to create a workflow.

    1. First, we need to create all the parent folders in the target document library.
    2. Go back to your source document library and select Create Workflow.

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    1. Select Create a manually triggered workflow.

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    1. Switch to classic design mode.

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    1. Add a copy folder action, select the source folder and the target folder. In my case it is copying folder 3 in Folder A in Lib to Folder A in Lib2.

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    1. Add your other migration actions in turn. When you are done, click save.
    2. When finished, save and test run the flow.

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    1. View the results of the copy.

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