Copying a List on SharePoint 2007 From One Site to Another Site Using Built-In SharePoint FunctionalityPage 2 of 14Written on 11/25/2008
Sometimes, a change in the business hierarchy, like a restructuring that causes changes in jobresponsibilities, requires changes to SharePoint sites. For example, a list that was oncemaintained on one site needs to now reside and be maintained on another site. Other times, asite likes how another site created a list, and the users of the site would like a similar list on theirsite with their own data but they don’t want to have to manually create a new list.Unfortunately, SharePoint doesn’t have a “quick and easy” command to copy or move a list fromone site to another. You can use a programmatic solution, but it may take too long to do. Thegood news is you can “copy” a list from one site to another site using the built-in SharePointfunctionality.All you have to do is the following:
Create a list template for the list that you will be copying or moving
Copy the list template to the new site that will have the list
Create a new list on the new site using the list template
If applicable, delete the list from the “old” siteThe following step-by-step instructions will show you how to “copy” a list from one site to anothersite.
Note: You must have the proper permissions on the sites to be able to do this. Typicallysite administrators and SharePoint system administrators will have the permissions to dothis.
In this example, we will be “moving” a list called
from Team Site
.1. From your browser, go to the site where the list is currently located. In this example, thelist is located on