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Copy list from one site to another site in same collection

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
What is the easiest way to copy a list from one site to another in the same site collection and still keep the meta data (e.g. created by, modified by)?  Can this be done through SharePoint Designer?

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