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A folder is a virtual container where files can be stored.

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Which special Characters are not Allowed in SharePoint 2013\2016 Files\Folders?

I am working on SharePoint Admin and Development part. One of our customer is using SharePoint 2013\2016. User is getting Special character issue while uploading file in SharePoint 2013\2016. We are ...
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How can I move a document from one directory to another?

How can I move a document into a sub-folder and still maintain its version history from the old location in the new location?
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Creating Nested Folders via Client Object Model

I'm trying to create nested folders in my document library so it looks like this: http://site/PublicDocuments/Folder1/Folder2/Folder3/ The document library "Public Documents" exists but none of the ...
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Should we create large number of folders within a list?

For a list having 50K item it is more convenient for user to create folders to segregate list items logically. But if we consider performance, is it recommended to create large number folders of ...
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Show folders in document library that have a filter view

I am using SharePoint 2010 I have a document library with a view that Filter items only when a particular Column is true. The problem now is that when I have a filter in my view the folders in my ...
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CSOM Get ListItem of Folder

In an application I'm working on, I'm interacting with SharePoint (2010) via the .NET Client-Side Object Model, and am trying to account for a large number of possible configurations of document ...
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Document Library WebPart open to specific folder

Is there a way to have a Document Library WebPart open to a specific folder? I've been playing around for a few hours and I don't see a decent option.
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Get all Files from sub folder of a certain content type

my problem is I have a document library with sub folders. Also the document library got more than one content type. Is there a way to create a CAML or LINQ query to get all files of a certain content ...
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How to find the current folder through JS COM?

Is there a way to get a reference to the current folder through the JS COM? It doesn't seem as though it can be done with SP.ListOperation. And by current folder, I mean the folder the user is ...
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Folders in document libraries: how to navigate back up to parent folder (web part on page)?

I have a document library web part on a page and it contains a folder. When a user clicks on the folder it opens and shows the documents inside, but there is no way to go back to the parent folder ...
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How to get SP.Folder for SP.ListItem in SharePoint 2010 JavaScript Client Object Model?

I have a custom button on ribbon for document library and need to disable it if current SPListItem is an empty folder. To disable button I use EnabledScript attribute of CommandUIHandler. I can get ...
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How to move items between folders Document List?

Is it possible to move documents between different folders in Document List? EDIT: I mean possible for a sharepoint standard user, not an admin. For example, suppose that my Document Library has two ...
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When I create a folder programmatically get the error “Invalid item data — missing FileRef”

I am trying to add programmatically the desired Folder. I do the following foreach (SPListItem reparto in reparti.Items) { var folder = dl.Items.Add(dl.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl, ...
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When should document sets be used instead of folders (and vice versa)?

SP2010 supports both folders and document sets, but why are both concepts supported, i.e. in what significant ways do they differ from the use-case perspective? Google has revealed seemingly ...
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loop splistitem in folder in powershell

I'm trying to loop all splistitem in a folder of a library. I can get my library and have folder but i'm not able to get the items inside the folder. When i display the listitem for folder, i've the ...
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How to parse a SharePoint URL to get CSOM objects?

Let's say the only input I have from the user is the full URL to a folder in a Document Library called "Public Documents": http://intranet.contoso.com/SubSite/PublicDocuments/Folder/SubFolder/ Using ...
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Get Library and Folder from document guid (C#)

Information given I am using version 16.0.0.0 of the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client library. There are several different document libraries in the SharePoint site. In code, we are given a list of ...
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hide 'Folder' in the document-set properties, Content Type dropdown

I have a document library where I use document sets. The setting 'Make "New Folder" command available?' is set to NO. When I however edit the properties of a document set, 'Folder' is available in the ...
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Folder creation in Document library using listdata.svc

Do you have any tips how can I create a new folder in a document library using listdata.svc (OData REST interface of SharePoint 2010) from JavaScript? SP creates a new file instead of a folder. I can ...
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Share folder with external users

Under a SharePoint Online document library, is it possible to share a folder with external users without sign-in? The "no sign-in required" option is available on files, but not folders.
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Update folder name using REST API

I am using REST to update folder name via sharepoint apps. My code as follows: executor = new SP.RequestExecutor(appweburl); executor.executeAsync({ url: appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@...
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Why are documents inside a folder not showing when a filter is applied?

I added a custom column called Project (string) to a Document List. I then set different views in different pages to filter on that column. The problem is that, when applying the filter, documents ...
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Realistically manage folders in SP 2013

I have been tasked to roll out SharePoint to various departments within a division. My initial hope was create 1 document library for each department and associated content types and meta data. ...
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How do you move a folder into another folder

In a documents folder, how do you move one folder (ex. human resources folder into a corporate office folder)
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Copy Document Set from 2010 to 2013

I copied a document set from a 2010 farm to a 2013 farm (using Explorer on both document libraries). On the destination document library, the document set was converted to a folder content type. I ...
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“+ Add Document” link missing for some users

Running SharePoint 2010. I have a library that has a folder for each user. Each user has contribute rights to their own folder. However, for some users, even if I give them Full Control, they never ...
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Sharepoint document library folders

I've got a problem "browsing" folders in my Sharepoint 2010 document library. In my opinion there are two ways of accessing folders, but I can't see the difference. 1) http://hostname/doclib/fodler/...
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Make a folder in a document library read only without using security

I have a document library with about 25,000 folders in it, each folder represents a task in our task system and is used as a document repository for those tasks. Of the 25,000 tasks about 22,000 are ...
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Where does SPFolder store it's “Created By” information?

Here's an odd one: I have a content type derived from SPFolder, that I am creating through code. As part of the creation process, I am trying to set the "Created By" information to be the user who ...
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In a SharePoint List I cannot see items that are in a folder

I have a sharepoint list (Not Library), where I am programmatically adding in a folder: SPList list = web.Lists[ListID]; SPFolder parent = list.RootFolder; SPFolder child = ...
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Retrieve folders and sub folders from document library by REST call

I need to get a list of folders and sub folders from document library. I feel that approaching this problem using REST call would be easier than the traditional CSOM query. Please suggest a relevant ...
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How to propagate metadata from a folder into a document?

I have read that SharePoint 2010 will push metadata from a Folder into documents provided both share the same site column, i.e.: Both my folder ("Test Folder Type") & document ("Test Document ...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I need my workflow to move library documents into a folder in the same document library. I can copy items, then delete the original item. I'm not seeing how to specify a folder or sub-folder, just the ...
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Get All Items in a Folder (including ALL subfolders)

I am trying to get the count of the number of items in a SPFolder. I have tried several things so far however they seem to break once I add two subfolders. I want the total number of files in all ...
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How to create a folder in SharePoint 2010 document library using REST or HTTP methods

I am using Java to make calls to the SharePoint REST Interface to get list items of a document library and HTTP methods to upload documents to SharePoint. But, I am having a difficult time trying to ...
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Special Characters in sharepoint 2010 file/folder name?

What special characters are allowed and not allowed in sharepoint file/folder names?
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Add Folder to Document Library

I created a document library. I can add new document to the document library. But I want to add folder my sharepoint site. How can I do this? Is it possible?
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Connect Windows File Share with SharePoint Foundation 2013

Is it possible that we can connection File Share with SharePoint Foundation 2013? So that we can view files and folders on SharePoint.
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Count of Files Under a Folder in a Document Library

Is there a way to get a count of the files under a folder in a SharePoint 2010 (enterprise) document library?
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Sharing folders on SharePoint and variance between “Shared with” and “Advanced”

Is there a reason that when I click on a folder in SharePoint that I can see a list of people that the folder is shared with that differs from the list I see when I click on Advanced? For example, I ...
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Add a hyperlink to a list item pointing to a folder that is NOT on a server (Shared folder)

I have modified my list to the point where I can now add hyperlinks to it, but it does not appear that I can simply add my link to the hyperlink field as I had thought. I attempt to enter the address ...
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Camlquery: Getting items from top root folder of list

I know how to get items from a folder inside a list (example below) CamlQuery caml = new CamlQuery(); caml.FolderServerRelativeUrl = "/folder/path"; But how do you get the items from just the top ...
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ItemUpdating event not firing on folder rename w/ Windows Explorer

I have an Item Updating event receiver that needs to fire when a document library folder is renamed. Everything works perfect when a user renames the folder with the SharePoint UI. However, if ...
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SPFolder vs SPListItem

I've trying to build a tree view which will show a Sites Lists and folders. This is an external application so I have to communicate with WSS3 through web services. Site |-List | |-Folder | |-...
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How to change Folder Icon in all Document Library

how could I change the Folder Icon in Sharepoint? Is something programmatically, on CSS or simply to change icon in the specific image folder? Thank you very much!
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Move list item between folder

I try to find solution in SharePoint 2013, how to move list items between folders. I know, that it is possible in SiteManager, but only between lists, not folders. I think, that Powershell should help,...
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View: Display all folder having at least one child which property has selected value

I have folders, each folder have children (document sets, but that doesn't really matter). How, if possible, can I create a new view that will list all the folders for which at least one child has ...
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How to add Folders into Document Library using PnP Provisioning Template

I'm using PnP GetProvisioningTemplate() method to create Provisioning Template from existing site(have some document libraries with folders and files) and applying to newly created sites, using ...
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SharePoint 2013 CSOM where is Folder.MoveTo?

I have to implement a functionality of moving a document folder and was hoping to use Folder.MoveTo; But I don't see it in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime for ...
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Triggering a Workflow When a Folder is Created and not A File?

I'm new to workflows, so please excuse the novice question. I set up a workflow on a document library configured to send an email when a new item is created. When I create a new document in this ...