How to hide a folder in SharePoint? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Windows 7 you can hide a folder by clicking right mouse on the folder, go to properties and mark 'Hide'.

    When I open my documents site on SharePoint 2013 in explorer and try to hide the folder, the folder is still visible in SharePoint 2013. How can I hide a folder in SharePoint 2013?

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:03 AM


  • In principle, there's no hide, but you can create a similar effect.

    - First option is to remove ones permissions, which is probably a bit too string.

    - 2nd option: add a boolean property called "Hidden" or something, set it to True when you want to hide, and create a view that has a filter based on this property. This 2nd approach will work for documents, I haven't tried it in 2013, but I'm not sure if it will also work for folders.

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:11 AM