Move a Site within a Site Collection using Content and Structure

06/27/2012

SharePoint 2010

Sometimes the simplest of tasks are those that go unnoticed. Take for instance moving a subsite within a site collection. Naturally, the first instinct may be to use PowerShell and its many wonders to do the export and import to perform the move – or perhaps generating a site template and recreating it in the desired location. Well, actually there is a frequently overlooked link in Site Settings that could perform the action for us using the UI – Content and Structure.

Go to Site Actions > Site Settings and located the Content and Structure link under the Site Administration section:

You should now be on the Site Content and Structure page. Yes, please pay no attention to the hideous SharePoint 2007-like look and feel. For this purpose, I would like to move the Helpdesk site under the Computer Support site. I can easily use the drop down on Helpdesk and select Move:

A dialog box will display where we can select the site to move our Helpdesk site under:

Click Ok and let SharePoint do its magic. Note you may see a message that says you will be automatically redirected to the newly moved site. That’s it! Now the site is at the desired location:

I told you it was simple.

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5 Comments on “Move a Site within a Site Collection using Content and Structure”

  1. Brian Says:

    its driving me buggy: I cannot locate Content and Structure on the site admin menu’s in SP 2013 – first time I’ve had to move a subsite and I cannot figure out where to go to do it! Does anyone have any tips?

    Reply

  2. Dawn Says:

    Thank you so much. This saved me hours!

    Reply

  3. Bujji Says:

    moving document items from one site to another site in SharePoint 2010 using site content and structure.

    getting Error:

    1232|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|cccccccccccnnnc|

    Help me….

    Reply

  4. Emily Says:

    Is it possible to make the subsite the parent site? Using your example, to move “Help Desk” to the “IT” slot, making IT a subsite to Help Desk?

    Reply

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