How to copy a folder from SP online to SP onprem using PowerShell

Aase Nomad 246 Reputation points
2022-04-11T14:42:41.45+00:00

I have a folder call "General" in my SharePoint Online site. It's about 16GB and a lot of nested folders inside it. I wanted to copy that folder(including all the nested folders) to a different SharePoint Onprem site while it preserved all the data such as created date, modified date..etc using PowerShell so just wondering if anybody know where I might be able to find a PowerShell script that does that?.

Any suggestion will be really appreciated.

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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 32,476 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-04-12T06:28:02.497+00:00

    Hi @Aase Nomad ,
    As far as I know, Microsoft does not provide a method that moving files from SharePoint Online to on-premises environment. You will need to use a 3rd party tool such as ShareGate.

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  2. sadomovalex 3,626 Reputation points
    2022-04-19T15:13:30.973+00:00

    if this is one time operation then you may try this: open parent doclib in SPO in Explorer and copy it manually to local file system (like in regular Windows Explorer with copy/paste) or use Sync command to do the same: View SharePoint files in File Explorer. After that open target doclib in SP onprem also in Windows Explorer and paste folder there from your local file system via WebDav.

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