There is a library with folders which has some columns, the folders also have sub-folders in it which are inheriting columns .. any way to hide sub-folder columns?

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It's not possible in Folder in SP Library. However, you can use Document Sets instead of folders. You can create content types for Document Sets and you can add/edit columns as per your need


Go to advanced settings for the library and check "Per-Location View Settings".

Here you should be able to set that the top in your hierarchy only uses a view that shows the column, and then set another view for all the others sub folders.

Configure the availability of views for a location in the site hierarchy

Per-location view settings don't work at the folder level in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Online

  • Yes i am using SP2013 only. and it doesnt seems to work.
    – OM-ॐ
    Apr 26, 2017 at 5:43
  • Is there anything similar in sharepoint online? All subfolders are inheriting the view from the parent folder.
    – gorav
    Aug 21, 2020 at 18:23
  • @gorav and OP. I am running into the same issue I am not sure if you have solved this or not but in 2013 SP, I am pretty sure all you have to do is use a document set instead of a folder
    – BeerusDev
    Jan 27, 2021 at 21:29

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