Merge Folders and Subfolders
Please allow merging of folders within sharepoint. Have folders that occasionally get duplicated from user computers and I can't merge the contents back together in the web interface as is possible within the Windows File Explorer view dealing with locally sync'd copies.
I have a complex folder structure of over 40,000 folders and they've been duplicated after a recycle bin restore.
Folder a and Folder a(1) now exist. Merging these should be a simple task.
Yep. Same issue here. Used the SPMT tool and it uploaded to the communicatoin site (!!) then when I asked Sharepoint to move to the active sharepoint site, it failed with "something went wrong" and now I have multiple copies of folders and a nightmare. Unable to see any way of fixing this easily!
Had same issue so copied only half went across than moved the other half did not let a merge so got folders with a 1 and of course some of these folders have one will have some of the missing files with the first move.
is the only option a manual move and merge??
This is exactly what I'm having to do today. We recently merged two subsites, but a number of the files/folders only half moved. When I would try again it would tell me the folders already existed and asked if I wanted to replace or rename the folders. So now I have hundreds of folders ending with 1 and have to sync all the folders onto my PC so I can merge them.
Richard Kemp commented
Same issue still in 2020. Microsoft get your sh1t together ffs.
Now have to download the whole lot to a computer and merge in windows. Feeling frustrated....
Mohamed Zayani commented
I had the same issue.
Tu Pham commented
I just tried to copy a folder of 10000+ files from one Sharepoint library to another and it failed part way through. Then I repeated to resume the remaining files but all the incomplete folders but it gave me no option to merge. Now I literally got over a thousand duplicate folders with a "1" appended to to the end with partial files in each. Who would think that such a basic task would be unattainable?
Josh Rand commented
Yes. Please allow folders to be merged. They are often duplicated during a file migration and this causes a lot of headaches.
Ross Watson commented
Yes, this. Seriously what a joke, moving things from one part of sharepoint/onedrive to another and things only get half copied over.