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Move Document Library Content From One Site To Other Site

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Dear All,

                I have nearly 4 GB of document uploaded in one of my Document Library in my MOSS 2007 site. Now we have created other new Site in Moss 2007. Now i need to move this 4gb content to the newly created site. is there any workarounf for this

Site one something like http://sharepointsite:80

so i wanted to move content from 80 to 85

Note : I have many subsite in 80 site... i just wanted to move one particular Document Library to 85 site Document Library


Thanks in Advance

Narayanan Dayalan --------

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