Move/Copy a Document

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Once you have stored or created documents, folders, ShareSpaces, and other items in NetDocuments, you can Move or Copy or File them to another location.

Move is equivalent to cut and paste. Copy is equivalent to copy and paste. If you choose to Move a document, the document will no longer be stored in its original location. This option is available for up to about 500 items. 

File will place another instance of the document in another folder (the document is linked in more than once place). It will NOT remove it from the original location. File is available only if 1) Force Filing is not enabled in the cabinet and 2) the user enables the option under Settings > Application Settings. File is not available from a search results page. Users can also Unfile a document from a folder. Learn more about Advanced Filing

NOTE: If you have workspaces enabled, and you want to move a document to another workspace, or between filters on a workspace, then you do NOT need to use the Move/Copy or File options. Rather, simply change the document's profile values and the document will be moved to the new location accordingly. 

To Move/Copy a Document

  • Open the folder that contains the item you want to copy.

  • Mark the box next to the item.

  • Select Move/Copy under the Options menu on the right.

  • You are then prompted to choose the cabinet or folder that you wish to place the copy in. If you choose to Copy, you will be prompted to rename the new document. Copying will only copy the official version of the source document.  

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If you have custom profiles enabled, copying a document will invoke the new document's profile page so that you can edit the document's profile where necessary.

Drag/Drop

In addition to the Move/Copy option, you can also drag and drop items from the center panel into folders and workspaces in the Navigation pane on the left-hand side.

NOTE: When Moving, the document is not only moved, but also "removed" from the source entirely, unless you are moving the items from a search result page. This means it will no longer be accessible to anyone in the original location, unless they have access to the location to where you moved the document.  If others have filed the document in folders or have access to the document, you should contact them if you are unsure whether they still need the document. 

NOTE: You cannot Move or Copy a folder to a different cabinet than where it resides. 

Access Rights when Moving Documents

  • When moving a document from one workspace (or folder) to another, the document will inherit the access of the destination workspace (or folder). Users need E (edit) rights to move documents. But, if the move will result in removing other user's access rights, then users need A (administer) rights to move the folder. If a user doesn't have VESA rights to a document, and the access is going to change, then they can’t move it.
  • If UserA uploads a document, the document will have UserA|VESA and the cabinet default.
  • If UserB moves it to a different workspace, the system will attempt to remove UserA’s VESA access, leaving just the cabinet default. Since UserB doesn’t have VESA access to the document, he can’t do this and will get an error message.
  • When moving directly to a workspace we do not retain the current user’s access (if explicitly listed in the access list). We DO retain the access when moving to a folder or filter. 
  • To move a document to another cabinet, you must have VESA rights to the document and you must have access to the new cabinet.  The Repository/Cabinet where the cabinet is located must also allow moving documents to another cabinet in another Repository.

 Learn more about Access Inheritance

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