How do I retain metadata on a sharepoint 2010 Document Library when moving from one site to another?
Posted on 2013-10-08
We have a document library within our main SharePoint 2010 site. This document library has custom columns added where the users can add descriptions to the files they upload.
Recently we've had the need arise where we had to make these files available to external users. So in order to do that and keep the rest of our SharePoint data secure, we created a separate SharePoint site and made it available to the outside.
The problem I'm having now is I need to be able to move this document library over to the new site and retain all of the metadata that was added in those custom columns.
I've been told be a local consulting company that the only way to do this is to pay for tool that charges by the gb (we currently have over 25gb of files in the document library).
Does anyone now of an easy way to do this or can we even script this migration with .NET?