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SPFile.CopyTo Method (String)

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Copies 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 CopyTo(
	string strNewUrl


Type: System.String
A string that specifies the destination URL.

The CopyTo method copies files to another location within the same site. To copy files to a location in another site, use one of the Add methods of the SPFileCollection class.

This method returns an error if a file of the same name already exists at the new location.

The following code example copies files from one document library into another if the files are checked into the original library with the comment "Complete".

SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
using(SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Site_Name"])
    SPFileCollection collFiles =   

    for (int intIndex=0; i<collFiles.Count; intIndex++)
        if (collFiles[intIndex].CheckInComment == "Complete")
            colFiles[intIndex].CopyTo("Destination_DocLibrary/" + 

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 Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects.

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