SPFile.MoveTo method (String)

Moves the file to the destination URL but does not overwrite an existing file of the same name.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public void MoveTo(
	string newUrl


Type: System.String

A string that specifies the destination URL.


A file of that name already exists at the specified location.


An error occurred when moving the file.

The MoveTo method moves files to another location within the same site.

The following code example moves files older than a specified date from one folder to another folder.

SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Site_Name/Subsite_Name"];
SPFileCollection collFiles = oWebsite.GetFolder("Source_Folder").Files;
for (int intIndex=collFiles.Count-1; intIndex>-1; intIndex--)
    if (collFiles[intIndex].TimeCreated < 
        Convert.ToDateTime("12/01/2007 12:00:00 AM"))
        collFiles[intIndex].MoveTo("Destination_Folder/" + collFiles[intIndex].Name);

Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.