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Most of our users tend to just upload files to Document Library using the explorer. This leads to a lot of files not having the necessary Metadata and the Document Library not being very sufficient.

We use SharePoint Online

Is there a way for the user to get prompt to add Metadata when using the Explorer to upload files.

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It’s not support to edit document properties when upload file via file explorer.

As a workaround, I recommend you using “Quick Edit” to bulk edit document metadata in SharePoint Online classic view.

  • Is there a way to can notify users that these files have not been filled with metadata. like a notification or alert. I can't use Flow – Ed1995 Jun 19 at 20:14
  • You can set the columns as required in SharePoint UI, then if the columns are not be filled, it will display alert icon. You can also create a workflow in SharePoint Designer, start the workflow when the item is created, check if the current item column is empty, if so, send an email to created by column user. – Hellofiona_MSFT Jun 20 at 2:52
  • Can you please tell me how would I go on creating a workflow that will check which dates are not filled with metadata and alert the user once a week to fill them in ? – Ed1995 Jun 22 at 19:51

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