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That is a feature, SharePoint does not out of the box support permission levels on folder structures.
Document sets will resolve most of your concerns. Instead of folders use document sets and your main concern of how to tag metadata with the folders automatically will be solved. As document set can have their own default content types. Your search issue will also be resolved with this.
May I suggest Column default value settings. In this library, create a folder for each document type. Also create a choice column that corresponds to those types. In the library settings, under "Column default value settings" map the folder to the column choice. Finally, set the default view to "Show all items without folders". Drag and drop still works ...
In SharePoint 2010, any SharePoint expert would recommend the use of metadata. That's how the system was designed to be used. However, there are now a few obstacles to using metadata: Adding files via drag-drop doesn't prompt the user to populate metadata fields Creating new files via office online doesn't prompt the user to populate metadata fields Office ...
You could create multiple Document Sets. When they upload files it will be automatically tagged with the selected metadata of the Document set.
It would pay to clarify if your view is set to Show or Hide folders. Modify your view, then scroll down to the Folders Section. Make sure "Show items inside folders" is checked rather than "Show all items without folders".
Why not create multiple document libraries for this department, one for each Content Type. You can set default values for your metadata at the Document Library level, so users may not need to actually define their own metadata at all.
Have you looked into Creating Document Sets? As you can give individual access to each Document sets . Better option then using folders.
It happens when you have already a library/folder named Images and now you are trying to create a new Library/folder by the same name. Sometimes it can not be found in site content view so try to find it by PowerShell or SharePoint Designer.
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