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SharePoint 2010 - Copy documents across libraries while keeping Versioning

I've recently been looking into a good Document Management solution using OOTB SharePoint 2010 functionality.  I'll explain my solution that should cover ISO in another post, but here I'd like to explain another issue I had with moving files from one Document Library to another while keeping all the version history.

The only way I've found to keep all the version history is to make both libraries identical, then to open both libraries with File Explorer & move the files to the second Library.  Alternatively, you can use the 'Manage Content & Structure' area to move them as well.

If you are like me, you have some trust issues with Microsoft at times, and don't want to risk moving the files and all their information if it doesn't work!

So here's the easiest (oh god) way I found to do it safely.
Export (Backup) a copy of the Document Library containing all the data you wish to transfer:Export-SPWeb -Identity "http://[servername]/[site]/&qu…