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How do I move documents between libraries and retain the metadata?

  Asked By: Kimberlee    Date: Mar 27    Category: MOSS    Views: 1984

Moving files using drag-n-drop seems to work fine with Microsoft
office created docs but when we try to move PDFs or MP3s all the
custom metadata drops. We're using MOSS 07 and the libraries all have
the same columns (one is a doc lib that was created from a template of
the first one). The info on the net seems to point to a very
complicated custom coding solution. Where should I be looking?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Mar 27

In reality all the metadata  is dropped in either case - the reason you
get it back for the Office documents  is "property promotion" where a
copy the metadata is stored inside the Office document and applied in
SharePoint upon creation.