Teams folder copy move to new team

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Hi

We would like to move sharepoint online folders (which have 100's) of files to Teams specific channel and with same folder Hierarchy; can this be supported

 

Thanks 

 

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Yeah! Just move the files with for example sharepoint migration tool!

From the source folder to the team site ->channelfolder
+1 - Agree with @adam deltinger for the SharePoint Migration Tool

Best, Chris

I tried with share point migration tool but for that looks that Source has to be SharePoint on premise, in my case it is share point online

Sorry I was referring to a SharePoint Migration Tool as in ShareGate or AvePoint, as opposed to SPMT. I am sure that's what Adam meant too. SPMT is designed for on premise SharePoint and File Server moves to SharePoint Online, not migrations within SharePoint Online.

Best, Chris

Yeah sorry that’s what I meant how much Content do you have to move?

Content is on 1 sharepoint site with around 10 folders and each having 20 files on average

I think it should be possible without any 3rd party tools


Well just sync both library and copy the files between them

In that case, if its only 10 folders and each having 20 files on average I would personally be inclined to recreate the folder structure in the Team, sync both libraries to the PC and then move the data manually by a simple drag and drop or a copy.

Best, Chris

SharePoint is quite capable of moving files between locations without downloading them. In a modern browser select the folders you want, choose Copy and then find the Team, it's Documents library, then the folder for your channel. The copy will only take a few seconds on the server.

Or Move To also works, which will also retain the versioning. The issue is, if you want the folders to be channels, you will first have to create the channels ahead of time on the destination Team, then copy/move the files over.
Hmm! For some reason I answered in believe they were separate instances of SP! As said by Collier and Webb a copy/move is the most simple approach!!

Adam

Thanks All, great inputs

for some files, getting below error:

we could not move the file because it is locked for editing or has been modified or deleted

 

is there a way to quickly close the error on multiple files and move them

 

 

Make sure there aren’t open, then it’s easiest just wait a bit and try again!

@Steven Collier I love this idea, however when I search the available Teams not all Teams appear, I hit show more several times but not all Teams appear.  Any idea how to get around this.

 

Ross

@RossChevalier 

 

Are you trying this in Teams or SharePoint? I think 2 years ago when I wrote that post Teams wasn't an option but certainly is now. Select the folders or files then in the menu in Teams choose ... and find copy. Navigate up until you see a list of Teams, it should match the list of Teams you have in the client.

@Steven Collier Well Steven, I have not found an option with which you can do Folder level operations :( Not even delete a folder when it contains files :( :( (lost half an hour correcting that missed function in Teams).