Understanding the new features in SPListX v5.1 & v5.2

1. Duplicate file handling

The Alternate File name mask feature facilitates duplicate file handling when exporting files to the file system. We have introduced a new option to rename the new file by using a file name mask.

Figure #1: Renaming a file with the Alternate File Name Mask

2. Enhanced ‘File version handling settings’ for the version options

When exporting file / document versions from a SharePoint library to the Windows file system, you can store the respective versions in a version folder or tag the version numbers in the file names based on the new options that you see in the screenshot below. The latest version of each file / document can be exported either to the specified version folder or the root folder depending on your requirements.

Figure #2: Flexible options to export versions

3. Flexible options for Permissions export

The permissions defined for the Site, List, Folders, Documents and List items can be exported from SharePoint to a metadata file. The membership and role information can be exported as a separate XML file, if required. Likewise, the inheritance information is exported to a separate column in the metadata file.

Figure #3: Export permissions for Site / List / List item

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