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Hi Rikard,

Thanks for your feedback. Check this film about how to copy and paste between projects. This will keep the folder structure, file names and descriptions intact. You will, however ony get the latest version of version controlled documents.

Best regards,
Karolina

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Hi there Karolina (is it North or South? ;-) )

I ended up using the copy/paste function although it didn't quite do the job with earlier file version. So the project we wanted to merge with another project still exists instead of being terminated after the merge. Access rights in the old (merged) project has been changed just to allow the administrator to access any file or version. This is in case any of its former (and now moved user) needs to obtain a previous file version.

I can say this: the copy/paste function is fast and accurate. The zip/unpack functions felt considerably slower and failed several times, reason not all clear. Zipping more than 300Mbytes didn't always unpack correctly. A reason for this may have been a few files with extremely long (>255 char) path names. Unpacking from within PP does not return an errors message - it just stopped. Unpacking the zipped files on my on computer hinted long files names could be the problem.

So why is copy/paste faster? Becuase the failing unpack function required several attempts with steadily decreasing amount of files being zipped and then unpacked to find out the limit where the zip/unpack didn't crash.

It could be either the frosty north or the sunny south depending on the circumstances :D

Long file names cause a lot of problems when zippping because of the restrictions in most operating systems on path length. In Windows the restriction is 250-ish characters. This is an absolute restriction on the complete path to the file which means that the discrepancies you have experienced could be due to unpacking in different locations on your hard drive or network. Try to unpack straight under C: to get the most files. The information will be packed in the zip file (you can check this by checking the file sizes of the zip files, it should be the same for each attempt)

The copy paste is faster because the information never leaves our servers. And we are not restricted by the limitations of another operating system / software.

Please don't hestitate to contact us again if you have any more questions.

Best regards,
N/S Karolina

DIMELO - innovation management specialist