Moving multiple documents within library

Moving multiple documents within library

I am restructuring my SharePoint folder system and need to move multiple documents at once within the same library.
For example, I have one 'bucket' library with about 1000 documents, and I would now like to filter these documents into folders within the 'bucket' library.
However, I have only found a way to do this individually - moving one document at a time. Does anyone know if there is a function to move multiple files in one go.
I am using SharePoint 2007.

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

There are basically 2 methods for moving documents in SharePoint 2007.

1) Using Windows Explorer

2) Manage Content and Structure

Both of the them is well explained in this blog: Moving files in SharePoint 2007

This blog has detailed steps to move files within SP 2007 including picture illustrations as posting detailed steps here would be too long.

Answer 2:

You can open the document library as a windows explorer folder and move the files within the document library in bulk. I believe you are using SharePoint 2007 (as tagged in the post)?. Navigate to the document library -> Click on actions -> Open with windows explorer. See Here

Answer 3:

That all depends on whether you want a code solution or not. If you do then have a look at MSDN for SPFile.MoveTo() MoveTo. If not you could use WebDAV and just cut and paste.

References

How do I determine where a content type is being used?

How do I determine where a content type is being used?

Months ago I made a content type that inherits from the Announcement type.  I thought I put it in just three sites to test the content query web part, but I can't delete the type.  How can I see which lists have my custom content type applied to them?
I only have the web interface or SharePoint Designer, my access is limited to SharePoint designer and I have essentially no admin support for requests like this.
EDIT
http://blog.tylerholmes.com/2008/02/deleting-content-types-in-sharepoint.html
I found this article, but I don't have access to the database nor to the rights to run anything onto the server

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

Do you have a small number of lists to check? If so the easiest way will be to check the list settings menu (Settings > List Settings) for each of the lists. Check if your custom content type is listed under the Content Types heading. If it is listed there then you can delete it but you will have to make sure there are no items using the Content Type first.

If you can’t see a heading under the list settings for Content Types then that list has not been configured to use multiple Content Types and your custom Content Type will not be used in that list.


Update: So based on your feedback this really is not an option. If you have access to the server (a big if) then I suggest you use a tool like SharePoint Manager to inspect the properties of the Content Type in question. SPM provides a property for Content Types called Usages (SPContentTypeUsage) which will give you the exact info you are after:

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Answer 2:

The fool-proof way to find all instances of a content type is to leverage the structure of the content type ID. Remember that these IDs are structured to indicate the ‘lineage’ – so where a content type is used on a list (i.e. a list content type), it’s ID will start with that of the parent content type (i.e. the site content type). Example:

0x0102 – Event
0x0102006E505C7A7E734EB29D6F970175198B3F – Custom event ctype (derived from Event)
0x0102006E505C7A7E734EB29D6F970175198B3F0066B0C4D95D80D440824C69C654C14665 – Instance of ctype on a list

(The part of the ID specific to the derived type is separated by ’00’ in the ID – that’s the ‘separator’.)

So, the best way would be to query the site collection for items with a content type which starts with your content type ID, e.g. using SPSiteDataQuery. If you don’t have permissions to run code on the servers which would do this, you can use the Content Query Web Part (MrChrister was on the right lines) using the technique documented in How to: Customize the Content Query Web Part by using Custom Properties

Answer 3:

My hacky solution:

I added a Content Query Web Part and set it up to display only items from the specific type. I used the links the CQWP returned and found the lists. They happened to be announcements, so this worked pretty quickly.

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