Site content and structure missing SharePoint Online

Are you trying to find out the SharePoint site content and structure? But the site content and structure missing in SharePoint Online? In this tutorial, we will discuss everything on, site content and structure in SharePoint.

I will show how to enable content and structure in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2019. Solve site content and structure SharePoint 2013 missing issue. Resolve SharePoint online content and structure missing.

The same steps we can also follow in the SharePoint Online sites to enable site and content structure.

SharePoint site content and structure

SharePoint provides a very useful feature as site content and structure, by using this we can manage the entire site content and structure. Like we can move content, copy sites or subsites, create a list, even we can create subsites under a particular site, etc.

Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016

I want to move a few folders and subsites from one location of the site collection to another location in SharePoint 2016. I am not able to see the “Content and structure” option in the site settings to move a folder and site without any 3rd party tool.

You can see below there is not the Content structure is not presented under Site Administration (SharePoint online content and structure missing) like below:

Site content and structure missing in SharePoint online
Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013

By using Site content and structure we can manage the whole content easily.

How to enable content and structure in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

Site content and structure will come with “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” feature. Follow the below steps to enable this feature to enable “Content and Structure” in SharePoint 2013 / 2016.

1. Navigate site settings

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2. Click on Site Collection features under “Site Collection Administration

enable site content and structure sharepoint 2013
enable site content and structure sharepoint 2013

3. Activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

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4. Once you activate this feature you will see this feature as part of site administration features.

content and structure sharepoint 2013 missing
content and structure SharePoint 2013 missing

5. Once you click on this option you will see as below.

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how to enable content and structure in sharepoint 2013

Site content and structure missing SharePoint Online

If you are checking this option in SharePoint Online? site content and structure missing sharepoint online. The site content and structure in SharePoint Online is absolute and you will not see this option in the Site Settings of the SharePoint Online site.

From June 2018, Microsoft deprecated the site content and structure feature. However, if you are a site collection administrator, you can access the page from the below URL:

https://<Tenant Name>.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sitemanager.aspx

When you open the Content and Structure page, you can see a warning like below:

site content and structure missing sharepoint online
site content and structure missing sharepoint online

Microsoft has introduced the Move and Copy feature in SharePoint Online modern experience as an alternative to SharePoint site content and structure. SharePoint file Move and Copy has more features compared to the existing site content and structure.

Content and structure SharePoint Online URL

As a SharePoint site collection administrator, you can access the SharePoint content and structure page from the below URL:

https://<Tenant Name>.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sitemanager.aspx

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