Moving a document in SharePoint - is now requiring additional steps

Copper Contributor

Over the last few weeks, something changed in SharePoint.  In the past, when I moved or copied a file, a list of folders I follow popped up to the right.  It was a quick process.


Something recently changed.  Now when I move/copy a file the default destination is the folder I am already in.  When I click on the base folder for my document library, instead of taking me to that, it takes me to the subfolder "Documents".  I then have to click the drop down to choose the folder and sub folder I need to move to.  These extra steps are creating a significant time addition to our workflows.

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I think this is a new improvement that might be getting rolled out. Give me a sec to go look up something
Not sure if this is the issue or not, but when I read your post, it reminded me of this, that I read a few days ago. Hope it helps

This link should redirect you to your Message Center , in your Admin Portal, but here is a bit of it

(Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move/Copy user experience

MC288642 | March 15 – Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to move and copy your files and folders.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85567

Here, In case someone cannot find it from the link above, that is the link to the message center, Here is the same info on the M365 Roadmap
One last thing. As mentioned before, I am not sure if this is your issue or not, but if it is, and you think its too many steps or whatever, Please go leave feedback in the Feedback Portal. This is one of the only ways that it will get seen by MS and others can upvote it too, if they fill also feel its not working out for now