Commons:WikiProject Moving files to Commons

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The WikiProject "Moving files to Commons" deals with transferring eligible files to Commons, where it will be used as the main content repository, of which will be used by other projects.

WikiProject Moving files to Commons is dedicated to transfer/move of eligible files to Commons. This enables users to use the particular content on any Wikimedia project without seperate uploading.

Type of content[edit]

Free files, see Commons:Licensing


Moving files to Commons[edit]

Further information: Commons:Moving files to Commons

Files can be copied to Commons by any autoconfirmed user. You can help by attending to any of the current tasks listed below, with the help of tools like the CommonsHelper2 or the CommonsHelper, or via pywikipedia bots like or imagecopy_self-py (latter currently works only on files from enwiki).

Deletion at source can only be done by a user that has the delete permission in the source project.


Files to be copied to Commons
Site Category/List
English Wikipedia Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
German Wikipedia Kategorie:Datei:Commonsfähig
Files moved to Commons requiring review
Source Project Source Language code Category/List Backlog
Wikipedia en Files moved from en.wikipedia 943 subcategories
Wikipedia de Files moved from de.wikipedia 5 subcategories
Wikipedia fr Files moved from fr.wikipedia 2 subcategories
Wikipedia it Files moved from it.wikipedia 38 subcategories
Wikipedia ru Files moved from ru.wikipedia 424 subcategories
Wikipedia jp Files moved from jp.wikipedia 1 subcategories
Wikibooks en Files moved from en.wikibooks 5,081 files
Wikinews en Files moved from en.wikinews 0 files
Wikisource en Files moved from en.wikisource 64 files
Wikiversity en Files moved from en.wikiversity 0 files
Wiktionary en Files moved from en.wiktionary 0 files



If you are familiar content transfers, and has a reasonable understanding of what Commons is, please consider joining the team!

Current members[edit]

  1. Rehman (talk · contribs)
  2. Leyo (talk · contribs)
  3. Ebe123 (talk · contribs)
  4. Trijnstel (talk · contribs)
  5. High Contrast (talk · contribs)
  6. CommonSupporter (talk · contribs)
  7. Dan Koehl (talk · contribs)

Importing content other than files[edit]

The transwiki transclusion feature needs to be enabled for cross-wiki transclusion of templates and pages.

Transferring of any content other than files should be done by administrators or those with a flag that offer the import function (such as Importer or Transwiki-importer). Transferring of content should not be done by any method other than direct importing, to ensure that the original history is copied along with the transfer.

It is recommended to place a notice on the related local talkpage (of the content to be imported) about a week before transferring, so that users have sufficient time to discuss any potential issues on the migration (such as global account issues, usage instructions, etc).