As in the case of non-SharePoint sites, you can import files and folders into SharePoint sites via the Import dialog box. You can also use the Import Web Site Wizard to import files and folders from remote Web site locations into the SharePoint site. The user interface is similar to the one discussed in the previous chapter and is omitted here in favor of other details.
When importing content into SharePoint sites from a remote Web site location using FPSE, FTP, WebDAV, etc., the SharePoint Designer interface allows you to move content from the SharePoint site to the remote Web site location. While you can use this interface to move static content, such as HTML pages, pictures, CSS files, etc., any SharePoint-specific content, such as Web part pages, page layouts, etc., shouldn't be moved in this manner.
24.1.1. Exporting Web packages
A better way of moving content between SharePoint sites is to use the Personal Web Packages feature. The user interface for importing and exporting SharePoint sites is essentially the same as for non-SharePoint sites. However, for SharePoint sites, it's important to keep the following points in mind when using the Personal Web Packages feature to export content:
You should use personal Web packages when you want to use the design and customization of the Web pages, lists, etc., for the SharePoint site at a different location.
Personal Web packages don't include data associated with SharePoint lists. ...
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