I've inherited a document library with some documents stored in folders within folders within folders etc

I've tried creating a library view with "Show all items without folders" but I get the following error

This view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold (5000 items) enforced by the administrator. 

I need to move some of the documents to a new library. There is no metadata that would help show only the documents I need other than "Created By". I tried adding this as a filter to the view but I still get the same error

Any suggestions?


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Set item limit < 5000 to view of the document library.

Or this link might help you,

Overcoming ~5000 File Document Library Limits

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