Updating File Management for SharePoint Modern Document Libraries
Published Jan 11 2017 11:56 AM 15.1K Views

Continuing our rollout of copying and moving files between SharePoint and OneDrive, we’re announcing the ongoing expansion of this capability to allow copying files within SharePoint Team Sites, from one Team Site to another; from Team Sites back to OneDrive for Business; and from OneDrive for Business to another OneDrive for Business library. 


Modern file management is built for modern document libraries.   Once you select a file inside SharePoint, you’ll see the Copy to option appear on the command bar.  Copy to uses intelligence from Microsoft Graph to display your most frequently used sites, along with the option to browse to sites you’re following.   Modern Copy/Move lets you copy single files, multiple files, or whole folders, preserving metadata.




File Copy destination panel

These enhancements will be rolled out starting in mid-January 2017 for First Release, followed as soon as possible by general availability to all tenants.   Files are still limited to a maximum size of 50MB.  Later in 2017, we’ll be removing this restriction, as well as permitting you to move files with full fidelity version history among OneDrive and SharePoint destinations. 

More information

Please visit our support article “Copy files and folders from One Drive for Business to a SharePoint site  ” for more detailed technical information.  Also, please share your feedback here on the Tech Community or on http://sharepoint.uservoice.com.  Thank you.


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