you drag or upload files to SharePoint document libraries
as described in some earlier articles, metadata is not always
kept. In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems
Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, explains how
file metadata can be transferred to SharePoint.
NOTE: This no longer works in SharePoint Online. The article will be removed as soon as the book SharePoint Online from Scratch has been updated. The book has a link to this article, and by keeping it for now
we can reach all book readers with the new information.
Title and file names are always kept, but unfortunately
permissions and modified date are always lost.
Keywords are transferred to SharePoint if the library has
a Keywords or Enterprise Keywords column. We generally recommend
you to use a library where
the Enterprise Keywords feature is enabled. Enterprise
Keywords are centrally stored and can be re-used in other
libraries or lists in the same tenant. If you use standard
keywords they are only valid for that list or library.
Also other metadata can be kept if there is a column already
created for it.
The only way to include metadata like Date modified and
Permissions when migrating or copying files into SharePoint
is to use code. This is of course something that
the kalmstrom.com team can assist you with, if needed!