Dec 11 2020 06:07 AM
Dec 11 2020 06:07 AM
I'm trying to use the 'Move To' function to move a folder to a library on a different site. Typically, I select the folder, click "Move To", and select a site from the information panel. Today I see the following message, "Move 1 item" - the folder name - 'additional destinations are available for moving smaller items". However the only option I have is the current library. There is no sites list or even other libraries as options for destination.
(we are a current release tenant, however I am a first release user). Any advice?
Dec 11 2020 03:24 PM
Dec 14 2020 12:09 PM
Dec 14 2020 12:12 PM
@microdot187 I've only had this happen in one library to this point. On a different library, same site, the 'Move to' and 'copy to' function works as expected, with the panel rendering properly. It was a single folder with less than 500 files in it where this new UI showed up.
(Side note: I ended up moving the files using the ShareGate software which I have from a previous tenant to tenant migration)
Dec 14 2020 12:16 PM
I think file size might have something to do with this. I typically move many folders at a time without issue. If I grab 8 folders (with many files), now I get a different message in the panel, instructing me to select fewer items (image attached). If I select a single folder, the panel shows the 'other sites' as a destination option.
Dec 15 2020 04:32 PM - edited Dec 15 2020 04:32 PM
@Kimberly Roetman same thing just happened to me. I copy a synced backup of our student management database to a different library in the same site every Wednesday morning and have been for 2 years now, until today. The files are around 7GB and several sub-folders. If I have to copy smaller subsets that's going to be a pain. I just tried copying one of the smaller folders and it brings up the usual panel on the right. So now I'll have to create a bunch of folders first then copy the larger folders several bits at a time. I'm going to raise a support request.
Dec 16 2020 07:42 AM
@Alan Birch Thank you! I'm relieved to know that I'm not alone, but really bummed if this change is permanent. I've moved thousands of files with the simple 'move to' function in the past without issue.
Dec 16 2020 08:19 AM
Dec 16 2020 12:53 PM
Similar issue found that within a subfolder I had 1000 image files. Tried deselecting thinking maybe it was a corrupt file. Come to find out if I select 139 image files I get the same message as soon as I drop to 138 move shows the other sites. I think its one of the bugs. I was then able to deselect all my folder that had images and everything was able to move.
Dec 19 2020 05:05 AM
@Darren Chapman No update yet and not looking like there will be an answer. Digging around, i moved a bunch of <500MB files into a new Library in the same site, attempted to move to a different site, everything worked as expected, as they are well under the single file 2 GB threshold. So great, does that put me back to looking at errant permissions? Can't be permissions... there's nothing there and that'd have to be a fairly obvious custom permission set that would prevent files >500MB being moved/copied.
Not that that's helpful, there are thousands of files in this library and these users are just not "techy" enough to abandon that Library, plus they need the metadata for "Created By" and "Created Date" for their operational processes in this particular case.
Dec 21 2020 01:18 AM
Has anyone heard back from Microsoft yet? I have a client suffering with this today.
I can put in a support request, but just wanted to check any other responses first.
Dec 21 2020 06:18 AM
@paulcube6it I just got back to look at versions... if there are too many versions that push over the limit, that could be the culprit. For us, that was not the case, so still working on this with Premier.
Dec 23 2020 03:31 AM
I raised issue with O365 support and was informed this is by design and the Move To and Copy To options can only handle up to 500MB and should use the OneDrive client to move files from OneDrive to Sharepoint Online site. It used to work fine in the online web portal but now its broken in my opinion.
Was told to vote on the feature request, at 38 votes can't see it being added anytime soon.
This link may of be of use to: Move files and folders between OneDrive and SharePoint
Dec 23 2020 07:30 AM
Working with MS on this problem in our new tenant as well. In the old tenant it worked in November.
MS support didn't mentioned such limits as there are site to site Copying/Moving operation requirements:
Need to rebuild a full site 200GB in total, 500MB for a bunch of files is crazy limitation.
Also I see another bug that we had this summer: if I try to upload files via SPO site GUI, I need to click upload twice before it will open file explorer to choose files.
Definitely something is wrong with our tenant.
Dec 23 2020 08:42 AM
Dec 23 2020 08:58 AM
@cgsis if that's the answer then so be it, but it changed and now we're left figuring out a new way for our users of who are not paid to be tech savvy... yet another failure of IT to be transparent to the end users. Anyway, thanks for the update, apologies for the gripe. Happy holiday to you!
Dec 24 2020 10:35 AM - edited Dec 24 2020 11:04 AM
@microdot187 it was the 1st thing that MS support checked. I tried to switch global tenant and site CustomScript settings at my old tenant, and it didn't help. Still waiting reply from MS.
500MB OneDrive move limitation shouldn't be applied to site-to-site or library-to-library move tasks.
Dec 29 2020 07:02 AM
Only 7 votes left. Lets vote to solve a problem.