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Missing sites under Destinations when I try to move or copy files in modern library

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When I try to move a file or folder, the destination dialogue box lists only a subset of sites I have access to under two headings: Following and Recent. How can I choose a site that is in neither of these categories?

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Best Response confirmed by Chris Webb (MVP)
Solution

@Jan Andreas Knudsen I don't believe there is another way except to "Follow" the site prior to the copy / move operations.

 

Norm

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Thanks for replying! That sounds like an incredibly cumbersome workflow for such a simple task.
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I understand the frustration but I'm still grateful for the functionality and use it daily. The alternative, for me, was using Sharegate to move files around.

 

Norm

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In my instance there are sites that I am following (they even show on my O 365 SharePoint home page on the left side under Following)  that are not available in the "Choose a Destination" list.

 

Yes  - I chose "Browse sites" to bring in more options.

Yes - I chose "Show More" under Following.... I did that until it brought back no additional sites

 

I also tried getting the site to show under Recent and could not get to it that way either.

 

It would be very useful if we could put in the URL of the destination site since the Browse function clearly has limitations.

 

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Thanks for sharing your experiences.

 


@Jeff Ballard wrote:

It would be very useful if we could put in the URL of the destination site since the Browse function clearly has limitations.


That is not very user friendly for the average user. And then you would have to find the URL first. The only solution here is to make ALL sites available in the Save dialog box. A search field is the best solution, in my opinion.

 

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Is there a solution or workaround to this? It's been a very frustrating experience so far.
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Hi @Jan Andreas Knudsen did you ever find an answer to this issue?  I've come across the same, the destination dialogues box lists almost every Team I've ever been in but not the most recent one I've set up (and I've logged off and left it overnight and tried again).  My workaround is to copy all the files to my OneDrive and upload them to the new Team site from there...not ideal.  Thanks

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@steph1710 anyone get an update on this? getting tired of downloading and uploading files just to work around this issue - it bogs down my downloads list...