Migrate SharePoint List/Library from One SharePoint site to another

Every individual wants to benefit from the new features of SharePoint, which is why they prefer to migrate their data to the latest version. You can manually migrate data from one SharePoint server to another. But when it comes to migrate SharePoint list from one site to another, there are not enough manual methods for it. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Export the list using Central Administrator or PowerShell.
  • Creating a SharePoint Server farm to migrate databases
  • Modifying the .CMP file (not recommended)

Though these methods can assist you to copy SharePoint list to another site, they are tough to follow due to the complexities. Also, it’ll be challenging to perform these methods for a non-technical user. So, the question arises of how to move SharePoint list to another site, and the answer is direct.

Kernel Migrator for SharePoint

It is a powerful SharePoint migration tool that is used to migrate SharePoint data from one server to another. It is empowered with great features making it one of the best migrating tools for SharePoint. Some of the features are:

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  • Fully capable to move SharePoint list to another site between different versions.
  • Pre-migration analysis for an error-free migration
  • Capable of migrating large files & folders
  • Advanced data filters to migrate specific data
  • Bulk migration with the help of CSV file
  • Compatible with every version of SharePoint including SharePoint 2016

Now, you know what this software is capable of. Let’s have a look at its working process. Here, we are going to perform the migration of list and libraries from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Follow the below step to perform the migration.

  1. Download and install the tool on your system.
  2. On launching the tool, the welcome window will appear on the screen. Go to “Add New Source” in the toolbar, select SharePoint Server and add the credentials. Add New Source
  3. After adding the source, go to “Migration to SharePoint” in the toolbar and select “SharePoint Server. select SharePoint Server
  4. The migration wizard will appear on the screen, click the “Add” button, select List/Libraries to migrate, and then click “Next”. click Next
  5. The data retrieving process will start. Once done, the tool will display all the lists in SharePoint. tool will display all the lists included in the SharePoint
  6. Select the list/libraries to migrate the SharePoint list from the source SharePoint account. You can select multiple files by “Ctrl+Click.” After selecting the files, click “Finish.”. click Finish
  7. Once lists/libraries are added as the source file, click “Finish.” Now, you’ll see the options to migrate list and libraries. Select the desired option and click “Next.” see the options to migrate list and libraries
  8. In the next step, select the destination to migrate these lists. The default SharePoint site will be automatically selected, to add another site click the drop-down menu and select the site. Click the “Browse” button to select a destination list, library, or folder in the selected SharePoint site. Click the Browse button to select a destination list, library, or folder in the selected SharePoint site
  9. The following dialog box will appear on the screen. Select the desired location and click “ OK” to confirm. Select the desired location and click OK” to confirm
  10. Once the list/library is selected, you’ll get back to the migration wizard that displays the selected list/library. Now, click “Next” to move to the new step. click Next to move to the new step
  11. Select the desired copy options for list/libraries. And click “Next.” Select the desired copy options for list/libraries and click Next
  12. Apply the filters that you want to use for the migration and click “Next.” Apply the filters that you want to use for the migration and click Next
  13. Now, allow the permissions to migrate the lists/libraries. allow the permissions to migrate
  14. In the next step, select whether you want to execute the process immediately or schedule it. select whether you want to execute the process immediately or schedule
it.
  15. After executing the process, you’ll see the summary of the migration process. Now, click “Next” to start the migration process. Now, click Next to start the migration process.
  16. The migration process will take some time to complete based on the size of lists. Once it is done, you’ll see the completion summary on the screen. Click “Finish” to close the wizard. Click Finish to close the wizard

Using the migration tool, you can easily copy SharePoint list to another site. It can also migrate complete SharePoint data to full scale.

Conclusion

At times, it becomes a requirement to copy SharePoint list to another site, and you surely don’t want to risk your SharePoint data during migration. So, using the manual method is unsuitable for migrating the SharePoint list as they contain important information. However, you can use these methods if you have good technical knowledge. Otherwise, we suggest you use the SharePoint Migrator tool for data security and reliability.

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  1. I used the same steps as in the article to migrate the entire library folder and got the results. Thanks to your support team that showed me this article and gave me total assistance.

  1. Ben

    When I was trying to migrate the library myself, then I felt overwhelmed with too many steps and this article gave me the confidence to complete the migration on my own.

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