Create a Library Template in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 allows you to create a library template which contains the library configuration and optionally its documents.  Creating a library template is an essential step in copying and moving a library.

    1. Login to your SharePoint Site as the administrative account
    2. Select Site Actions > View All Site Content
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    1. Select the document library you wish to create a template from
    2. In the ribbon, click the Library tab
    3. In the Settings section click Library Settings
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    1. Click “Save library as template” under the Permissions and Management column
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    1. This will take you to the Save as Template page
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  1. Enter a file name (without extension) to use for the template file
  2. Enter a title to use for the template.  This is what you want to appear in the list template gallery for this template
  3. Enter a description for the template
  4. If you wish to copy all the documents in the library as well as the library configuration check the Include Content check box
  5. Click OK