I have a SharePoint online document library with multiple folders/Document-sets. I want to allow approval to files within only one folder/document-set of the document library. The workflow should not be visible to files in other folders/document-sets of document library.

How to achieve this?


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There is no OOTB feature to restrict workflow on for one folder or document set in SharePoint. We can restrict workflow in site level, list/document library level or content type level.

As a workaround, I suggest you creating a custom content type and assign this content type to the files in the specific folder.

Then create a reusable workflow with the relevant content type in SharePoint Designer.

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