Export A Site Or List In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

Here, you can have your site or a list back up configured for various purposes, for example, to save a copy or to restore it to another server. Here you can configure the central admin to take an export of a site or a list and store it at your defined location.

How to perform?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given above.
  • Click Backup and Restore.

  • Go to Granular Backup.

  • Click Export a site or a list.
  • You will see the screen given below. Click it.


  • Site Collection
    Specify a site collection of  sites or a list you want to export.

  • File Location
    Provide a path to restore the export file of a site or a list. Check in the Overwrite existing file button; if you want to overwrite.

  • Export Full Security
    Here, you can select an option to export the full security of the site as authors, editors, created by and modified user contents.

  • Export Versions
    Here, you can also export the versions  of the items on the site or the list.

Once the configuration is done, click Start Export.

The export will be saved in the file location provided by you, where you can configure the security and versions on the site or list.

In this article, we saw how to export a site or a list in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. There are more articles to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.