ShareGate Desktop Suggestions

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  1. Rename Files and folder Option

    Change names of files
    - In bulk
    - One by one
    - During or after migration

    43 votes

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  2. Add new items with bulk edit metadata Excel export/import

    Allow to add list items by adding them to the exported Excel document from the Bulk Edit Metadata tool and importing it.

    23 votes

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  3. Bulk Update Retention Labels

    We would love the ability to do a mass update of retention lables on documents.

    10 votes

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  4. Find and replace values in bulk edit and content migration

    It would be nice to have a "Find and replace" behavior in the custom template of content migration and bulk edit. Right we can use the mapped values, use a custom values, prompt values, create a default one or ignore the property. Would be nice if Sharegate could find specific values and replace it

    9 votes

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  5. Bulk edit metadata without affecting version number

    We would like to bulk update the metadata of a library. However, we would like to keep the current version number of the documents, so it cannot be increased when we use ShareGate to bulk update the metadata.

    8 votes

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  6. Check in files with another account

    I log on to the software my my personal account, but it would be nice to be able to do the check in as a system account like you can do for a migration/copy.

    4 votes

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  7. Mass check out documents

    Similar to checking in documents, it would be useful to have a way to check out documents

    3 votes

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  9. Automatic export of metadata

    We need the metadata extract of the SP documents and to be able to schedule the automatic export.

    2 votes

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  10. Convert from Doc to Docx

    Is it possible to automatically convert old file types to knewer ones?

    If not, then it would be a huge help and a great feature

    2 votes

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  11. Recycle bin management

    The Recycle Bin in SharePoint to me is very feature light. Would like to see configurable Recycle Bin control added to ShareGate, such a filtering, and the ability to mass select and empty.

    1 vote

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  12. Add version comments when doing a bulk edit import

    I often update metadata using bulk edit content and exporting and importing metatdata.
    It'd be nice to import version comments with the updated metadata to save having to increment the doc versions again to add the comments.

    1 vote

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  13. manage bulk metadata

    As a digital workplace manager I need to be able to migrate 200,000 files (300gb) of data from a file share to multiple different team sharepoint sites. To do this I first need to export the metadata for that file share as a master list of content that needs moving. I then need to match that to the business rules I've agreed with the content owners e.g. files with last accessed dates older than 2 years will be archived. I then need to use the mapping file the content owners have given me to build an EXCEL formula that indicates…

    1 vote

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  14. version history

    When cleaning up versions, your only choice is to delete all Major Versions or Delete Minor Versions. SPO current version limit default is 500 versions. We are setting all sites to a limit of 100 versions. We need to go in and cleanup 1400 files that have over 100 versions. We don't want to delete all the versions but only want to keep the last 100 versions. Can you add that option in the Version Cleanup tool?

    1 vote

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  15. when copying sites, libraries and lists dont add the default documentor item content type

    we use custom content types across the board and don't leave the default document and Item content types in libraries and lists. If we use ShareGate to copy a site, library or list it add the default content type which we then have to go through and remove.

    1 vote

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