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I found that I can set this property for any folder in a library. But what does it do? I thought I would get redirected to this welcome page when I click in the folder. Instead nothing is happening.

Does anyone know if this property can be used somehow? I'm intrigued to know.

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That property is used by Publishing sites to set the Home Page.

SPWeb.RootFolder.WelcomePage

You can also use similar technic to set List welcome page

SPList.RootFolder.WelcomePage

We can't have a welcome page for each of the sub folders. Folder is a container of items and it doesn't make sense to have a separate welcome page for folders.

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Gets or sets the URL to which users are redirected when they browse to the folder.

A string that contains the URL to which users are redirected. For a wiki site, the string specifies a site-relative URL, for example, MyWikiFolder/MyWelcomePage.aspx, but for a wiki library, the string specifies a folder-relative URL, for example, MyWelcome.aspx.

SPFolder.WelcomePage Property

Example

    SPSite site = new SPSite("http://server:100/sites/InternetSite/");

SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb();

SPFolder folder = web.RootFolder;

folder.WelcomePage = "TestWiki/Hello1.aspx";

folder.Update();

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