We have a document library (Shared Documents) that consists of a number of folders, sub-folders, and documents. For example:
Shared Documents\2005 Shared Documents\2005\1 Shared Documents\2005\1\Document1.docx Shared Documents\2005\1\Document2.docx Shared Documents\2005\1\Document3.docx Shared Documents\2005\2 Shared Documents\2005\2\Document1.docx Shared Documents\2005\2\Document2.docx Shared Documents\2005\2\Document3.docx Shared Documents\2006 Shared Documents\2006\1 Shared Documents\2006\1\Document1.docx Shared Documents\2006\1\Document2.docx Shared Documents\2006\1\Document3.docx ... and so on
The system is essentially a reports based system that automatically uploads the Documents to the relevant year/month folder. This runs outside of SharePoint but uses the SharePoint API to do this. The process also creates the folder hierarchy for the document if it does not exist.
When the user views the documents, they navigate by clicking on the Shared Documents, then the year, then the month to get to the document(s) they want to see. Due to the sheer volume of reports created, they want to see the latest reports at the top.
We have tried setting the Sort Order to Modified (Date) descending for the entire Library. This displays the modified documents nicely at the top, however we want to do the same for the folders - in the way where a child document has been added to a folder, that folder should appear at the top of the list. For example, if a Document was uploaded for March 2008, then the folder for 2008 should appear at the top under Shared Documents, and 3 (March) should appear at the top of the list under the 2008 folder.
Is this possible?