sharepoint v2 restore to different site, cannot select a subfolder in the site.

  • 5 August 2021
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i was working on a Document restore for a customers sharepoint environment.

we noticed when selecting an out of place location in the restore that we did not have the option to select a sub dir in the browse.

we can only select the root of a site. see screendump:


the customer wants to know if there will be an option available to restore To a different subset of site?

i was not able to find details in the BOL:


kind Regards,


Thos Gieskes.


Best answer by JamesA 5 August 2021, 14:22

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Hi Thos,

I have confirmed that what you are seeing is expected behaviour. Instead of saying “destination folder” we should say select “destination web” when doing out of place restore. 

I have also submitted some feedback to get books online updated with some restore scenarios and better wording. 

Let me know if you have ay further questions.. 


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thank you no futher qeustions here.