Is there any way to make the folders in document libraries expandable? I.e. it reveals its contents when you click on it rather than taking you to another page wherein the folder is open? I can't use JS because it throws the XSS Audit error through chrome.

EDIT: It would be especially nice if there's a solution that allows more than just one layer of expandable folders. I.e. a folder inside of a folder will also expand and collapse.

  • Have you consider using tags (no folders) and creating a view based on tags and group them? Jun 22, 2017 at 12:53
  • I'm not sure how to apply tags to documents. Wouldn't that restrict me to uploading a single document at a time?
    – Mdomin45
    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:54
  • No you can upload multiple documents and through quick edit apply tag on multiple documents Jun 22, 2017 at 12:55
  • That's an interesting thought, but I don't think you can use that if you currently have a folder inside of a folder.
    – Mdomin45
    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:59
  • You can create a folderless view Jun 22, 2017 at 13:05

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I think is not possible, but you have some workarounds:

1) Tree view

In Settings, Site Settings, Navigation Elements. This option is useful for folders navigations.

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2) Use the hidden button "Navigate Up"

Useful too...

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3) Explorer view

The more usable option for traditional users:

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