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.
Benjamin Taylor commented
Fundamental, basic, pre-requisite, no-brainer, essential, absolutely required feature for a file system.
Doing it on the computer via download then upload using OneDrive *absolutely* doesn't work for any serious volumes or size, due to OneDrive not being properly functional.
Barry Nolette commented
My users would really love this feature instead of having to use the OneDrive "add shortcut" feature
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.