I discovered the power of column default values as a way to get users to use metadata tags without having to tag the docs themselves. While this is great for new documents added to folders where I changed the CDV, is there a non-intrusive way of adding the new CDVs to the documents and folders already there?
Background: we've developed a centralized administered, closed taxonomy and created term sets. The terms in these sets will be new Column Default Values for folders in the SharePoint library hierarchies (people love folders). The problem is getting already existing documents to adopt the new term tag.
I know I can use Explorer View, and copy/paste documents back into the library. Is there an easier (and less manual) way of doing this?
Thanks alot for any help you can lend.