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

You cannot use the following characters in file/folder name: Tilde (~) Number sign (#) Percent (%) Ampersand (&) Asterisk (*) Braces ({ }) Backslash (\) Colon (:) Angle brackets (< >) ...
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Which special Characters are not Allowed in SharePoint 2013\2016 Files\Folders?

~, #, %, & , *, {, }, \, :, <, >, ?, /, |, " above special character is not allowed for files/folder.. you need to replace these characters for create folder or files..
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Folder creation in Document library using listdata.svc

This took forever to figure out, but of course it is simple once you got it. Instead of pasting a bunch of code, here is the context and then the raw HTTP POST request that I ended up with. The ...
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How to get all the files inside the folder in list

Run this code. I have taken "filename" as a folder - you can replace it with any folder name that you want. ClientContext cxt = new ClientContext("http://win-8c97ll22qqc:100/sites/dev"); List list = ...
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Should we create large number of folders within a list?

I would suggest you create different content type or use the tagging feature to organize the items. Check this for the list of Pros and Cons http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I know this is an old thread, but after spending a good while looking about I found an OOTB SharePoint Designer 2010 solution for this problem. To move a document to a different folder create an ...
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Update folder name using REST API

SP.Folder.name property is read-only and hence it could not be used in update operation. How to rename Folder using SharePoint 2013 REST The following example demonstrates how to rename Folder ...
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Folders in document libraries: how to navigate back up to parent folder (web part on page)?

See SharePoint Document Library List View Web Part with Clickable Breadcrumbs Excerpt from article: The first step is to create a text file that will contain the javascript necessary to ...
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Which special Characters are not Allowed in SharePoint 2013\2016 Files\Folders?

Not to resurrect an old thread but I thought I would add my regex. One issue from KB905231 it is not clear if the prohibited file suffixes (i.e. .files or _files, etc.) are including or excluding the ...
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How to display item count of specific folder in list

SharePoint contains a hidden Site Column called ItemChildCount. This Site Column stores the calculated number of child items that the folder contains. Note: It does not include the number of ...
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Retrieve folders and sub folders from document library by REST call

You could utilize GetItems method and specify the following query: <View Scope="RecursiveAll"> <Query> <Where> <Eq> <FieldRef Name="...
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Retrieve folders and sub folders from document library by REST call

Recently I answered a very similar question here. If you need all of the folders and subfolders (but no documents) recursively from a document library, that is what you should use (send it via POST to ...
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Get sub folder from document library using SharePoint.Client.dll

Folders are items as well. Just get the item and load the folder property. using (var ctx = new ClientContext(Constants.SharePointUri)) { var list = ctx.Site.RootWeb.Lists.GetByTitle(Constants....
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How to tell if an Item is a SPFolder or DocumentSet (through code)

You can check if your item content type inherits from DocumentSet base content type that is 0x0120D520. Using C#: listItem.ContentTypeId.IsChildOf(new SPContentTypeId("0x0120D520")) or listItem....
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loop splistitem in folder in powershell

The objects you get from $list.Folders are SPListItems not SPFolders so the ListItems property gives the Lists ListItemCollection not something for the folder. To get the SPFolder you have to access $...
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Use workflow to move document within document library to different folder in same library

I found the solution myself and thought I would share the solution in case someone else encounters a similar challenge. By using the "Update Item" functionality in SPD you can assign the name of the ...
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Working with document Libraries based on UniqueID REST API

Sure, SP.Web object in SharePoint 2013/Online exposes the following methods: 1) Web.GetFolderById REST endpoint: /_api/web/GetFolderById('<folder unique id>') 2) Web.GetFileById REST ...
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Add Folder to Document Library

You most likely mean a folder inside a document library, because you cannot add a folder to a site that is available for end-users. In order to add a folder inside a document library, you need to open ...
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How to create a Shared Folder using Powershell and set permissions

here is the Create folder command: New-Item "C:\Shared" –type directory If you are creating multiple levels at once (like "C:\NewRootFolder\NewChildFolder\NewShared" you can add the –force switch to ...
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Create folders in site pages - Possible?

It is possible but you have to enable folders in advanced settings in the library settings. Go to library in question > Library Settings > Advanced settings > Set 'Make "New Folder" command ...
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How do you move a folder into another folder

Use windows explorer, in 2010/2013 it's found on the library tab of the library (and only works in IE on windows)
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Document Library WebPart open to specific folder

Adding to jkandiko's answer (which worked for me), If the URL of the page containing your document list web part is http://www.mySharePoint.com/SitePages/Home.aspx, append the text ?RootFolder=((...
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Copy Document Set from 2010 to 2013

Set the DocumentSet.Folder.Item.ProgId to "SharePoint.DocumentSet". Right now it will be empty. See this for more information: http://www.sharepointnadeem.com/2011/08/sharepoint-2010-document-sets....
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How to get ItemChildCount of DocumentSet (folder) using REST Api

You have to expand folder with $expand=Folder property and use ItemCount property of the folder like this: /_api/web/lists/getbytitle('your_list')/?items$select=ID,Title,Folder/ItemCount&$expand=...
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With REST recursively retrieve file and folder directory structure

You are probably looking for FileRef property instead of (or in addition to) FileLeafRef property. FileRef property returns server relative file/folder url The following query demonstrates how ...
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Connect Windows File Share with SharePoint Foundation 2013

If you are asking whether you can leave files in a file share and access them through SharePoint with the out-of-the-box features then the answer is no. There are however, 3rd party solutions out ...
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Share folder with external users

This feature is yet not available in SharePoint, but product team has confirmed that they are working on this feature...below is comment from SharePoint User Voice forum WORKING ON IT · ...
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How to add list item inside a folder using REST API

The REST API does not have complete support for folders - particularly when it comes to working with list items. While it's quite possible that there is a way to get this to work using the REST API, ...
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When I create a folder programmatically get the error "Invalid item data -- missing FileRef"

Yet another version how to create a folder including nested folders using SharePoint SSOM. How to create nested Folder using SharePoint SSOM internal static class SPFolderExtensions { /// <...
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Uploading a complete folder in Sharepoint 2013

What about "open with Explorer" and then drag and drop your structure?
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