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This refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward


NOTE: You can NOT use the drag and drop method to move files between folders. It is necessary to download the content you wish to move before uploading to a new/recipient folder.

NOTE: Files can be downloaded individually, or the entire contents of a folder can be downloaded as a .zip.


Begin by navigating to and opening the original/donor folder.

  • Download individual files by clicking on the relevant filename.
  • Download the entire folder contents by clicking Download folder.

In both cases, either the file or the .zip will be sent to the downloads folder of the computer.

Navigate to the module that contains the new/recipient folder and turn on Editing (pencil icon in the top-right of the module).

Scroll down to the new folder and click Edit > Edit Settings.






Scroll down to the Content tab of the Edit page, where there is a dialog box you can use to upload files.

To add an individual file to a folder, drag and drop the file into the dialog box, or click Add Files and use the File Picker.

To add the entire folder contents from a downloaded .zip file, navigate to the .zip, left-click on it and select Extract > Extract All.

Use the next window to choose where the folder contents should be stored and click Extract.

Once extracted, the files will appear in the designated folder as a list of individual files that can be added to the new/recipient folder in the same way described above.

When the required files have been uploaded, click Save and Return to Module and turn Editing off.

The migrated files will now appear in the new/recipient folder.