I have opened up a SharePoint modal dialog to show document library. The Document library contains a hierarchy of folders.

When I reach to the 2nd level of folders there is no option to go back to the parent folder. How can we get such an option?

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Putting the helpful response above aside... What we need is for Microsoft to deliver a usable product, 'out of the box', that has a navigate to parent folder/back button.



What you need is a Breadcrumb control for your Document Library view, there are some available:

For SharePoint 2010:

SharePoint 2010: Bread Crumb for List/Library View Web Part in Wiki Page.

Adding a Breadcrumb to Document Library Web Parts in Sharepoint 2010

For SharePoint 2013:

SharePoint 2013: Breadcrumb for list/library

PS: A similar question Document library breadcrumb

  • i have tried first link for sharepoint 2010.but not working
    – Jon
    Jun 6, 2014 at 22:01
  • Did you try second.. Jun 6, 2014 at 22:51

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