We are facing a strange issue (probably for a while but just noticed it):

  • You save a Visio file as xxx.vsd to a SP library: the file is uploaded with the "Folder" content type --> as a consequence we cannot update its properties.

No property available, except Name

  • You save a Visio file as yyy.vsdx --> the file is uploaded as a "Generic Document" (default content type of SP) and it is possible to update the properties.

Properties are available

We don't have this problem on ALL libraries. Some of them will work OK with both vsd or vsdx files.

Do you have any clue of what could cause that strange behavior?

Thanks in advance, Ben

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Found the answer in this blog post: http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2011/10/19/sharepoint-default-library-content-type-is-folder.aspx

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