588 votesThe Striff commented
It's worse than trying to delete.
If you have numerous document libraries in the One SharePoint online for example.
Then try to move a folder from one library to the other (even on the Same SharePoint site) it will fail.
What it does, tries to copy the folder and contents, then once done, delete the original source. Since it can't delete because of retention hold, it fails...
I contacted Premier support about the inability to delete while on Retention, and their response was we want users to think before they delete,.... WTF....
So before retention policy was in place, users can delete and have no sort of backup (apart from the recycle bin) but when we do implement retention policy, now we'll restrict them.
Totally flawed backwards thinking!...