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I am trying to implement a web part that shows a given folder within a document library. Is there anyway that I can set a certain folder to be the starting point in a webpart? I am trying to also do this without displaying anything except the document library/folder.

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You can do this by changing the link that users use to navigate to the page with the webpart in it.

Below is an example of a link I send out via email to users of a form for an item which contains a document webpart. As you can see I send a custom form, select the folder to display and use a non-default view on it.

http://<site>/<list>/Forms/<form>.aspx?<id>&RootFolder=<foldername>CTID=0x0120D5200046F6D724D05F4346862FFA6B7215E4A3&View={F404F7DE-F122-4D10-9E1E-5BACD9134120}&InitialTabId=Ribbon.ListForm.Edit&VisibilityContext=WSSTabPersistence

The easiest way I have found to get the right url is to simply navigate and display the information manually then copy paste the url to where it is needed.

  • But what Web Part do I use to show the given folder? – TechnoMatrix Apr 7 '16 at 12:09
  • ..The web app for the library that the folder is in – Roland Apr 7 '16 at 22:59

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