How to clone a List in SharePoint 2013

When you read an article Copying or moving SharePoint lists

You will see a section like the following:

1.         Create a list template based on the list.


1.         On the top link bar, click Documents and Lists.

2.         On the Documents and Lists page, click the list that you want to copy.

3.         On the page that displays the list, click Modify settings and columns.

4.         On the Customize List_Name page, under General Settings, click Save list as template.

5.         In the File Name box, type the file name to use for the template file.

6.         In the Template Title box, type the title that you want to use for the template in the list template gallery.

7.         In the Template Description box, type a description for the template.

8.         Select the Include content check box.

9.         Click OK.

10.      On the Operation Completed Successfully page, click OK.

The question is where to find the Save list as template in SharePoint 2013? See the picture below then you will know where to get it.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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7 Responses to How to clone a List in SharePoint 2013

  1. Battsengel says:


  2. ketki says:

    The link that, provided at the top “” is not working

  3. chanmingman says:

    Yes, the link seems broken. You have problem to use the steps I provided?

  4. bmiller1991 says:

    Error saving List (with content) as Template

    Receiving error below – any guidance on troubleshooting? (Troubleshooting gives “No help on this server”)

    Read error on file “_catalogs/lt/Master_Checklist.stp”.
    Technical Details
    Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
    Correlation ID: e486069e-00fa-0000-5260-dac9c4d012fa
    Date and Time: 7/18/2017 8:11:59 AM

    • chanmingman says:

      Make sure there is no customize webpart or 3rd party component in your list.

      • bmiller1991 says:

        Thanks. I’ve been researching and think it may be due to User limit? I see guidance on changing but appears I need to escalate to company SP administrator?

        Central Administration > Application Management >Manage Web Application > Your Web Application >General Settings > Resource Throttling.

  5. Bob says:

    Awesome. You just saved me 6 hours!!!!

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