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Moving items between projects and copying items

Moving

Sometimes you post a message to the wrong project. Fret not! Just move it where it needs to go.

Watch this video to learn more!

  1. Go to the item you want to move: You can move discussions, files, to-do lists, text documents, and forwarded emails. Single events can be moved into new projects, but recurring events can't. You're not able to move comments or files attached to comments. Admins can move anything; non-admins can only move the items they've created.

  2. Click "Move," on the right Click move

  3. Choose the correct project from the drop-down. (You can also start a brand-new project from here!) Items can only be moved into projects you have access to. Click the "Move this to-do list," and away it goes! Select a project from the menu

You can't move individual to-do items, because Basecamp doesn't know what list it should belong to. Instead, create a new list and drag your task to it. Then, move that new list to the new project. Voila!

Move a calendar event

Go to your Calendar page, click the event, and pick the new project from the drop-down menu. Basecamp will do the rest!

Move a calendar item

Copying

Want to reuse that list or message without retyping the whole thing? Copy it! Copying works just like moving.

  1. Go to the item you want to copy: You can copy discussions, files, to-do lists, text documents, and forwarded emails. Single events can be copied from the Dates page, but recurring events can't. You're not able to copy comments or files attached to comments. Admins can copy anything; non-admins can only copy the items they've created. Click move

  2. Choose the correct project from the drop-down. (You can also start a brand-new project from here!) Items can only be copied into projects you have access to. Click "Copy this to-do list" to confirm. Click move

  3. Assignments and due dates can be preserved in your to-do lists, or removed if you prefer. Basecamp can also remove comments, and copy just the original post. Assignments & due dates
  4. You can copy items in the same project to make a duplicate. It's perfect for re-using to-do lists! Just select "This project" in the dropdown menu. This project