Copying and moving folders

To copy or move documents, you can copy or move the folder containing the documents.

You can use the copy and move functions to rearrange folders. Use the copy function to create a copy of a folder, including all the documents in that folder. The copied folder must be pasted into a different location than the original. The move function deletes the folder in the original location and pastes it into a new location. To move a folder, you must be the folder owner or have the authority to delete folders.

To copy or move a folder:

  1. Navigate to the folder that you want to copy or move.
  2. To copy a folder, click Manage folder > Copy to. To move a folder, click Manage folder > Move to. Moving folders containing working document drafts is allowed, but you cannot move documents that have drafts pending approval or documents that are checked out by another user.
  3. Select the destination library or folder to receive the folder.
  4. Click OK.
You can also drag a folder from one location in a library to another location in the same library. You must be the document owner or have the authority to delete in order to move a folder. The default behavior for dragging and dropping folders in a library is to move the folders. By setting library preferences, the library manager can change the default behavior to copy instead of move.
  1. Mouse over the line containing the folder name.
  2. Click the pattern of 8 gray dots in front of the folder name and hold down the mouse button.
  3. Drag the folder to the destination location.
  4. When the destination is highlighted, release the mouse button to move the folder.