drag and drop folders or how to move folders into other folders so they become subfolders? RRS feed

  • Question

  • New Sharepoint user and have set up a series of folders.  Now need to consolidate folders within other folders.  How to do this?


    Folder A

    Folder B

    Folder C

    Folder SubA

    Want to move Folder SubA into Folder A



    Monday, October 15, 2012 6:03 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you have the correct access, you can goto "Site Actions" > "Manage Content & Stucture" and move your folders around via the interface.

    Paul Turner http://redmanta.co.uk/blog Twitter: @RedMantaUK MCTS:WSS,MOSS,2010 MCITP:2010.
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:28 PM
  • Shareptuser59: Whilst moving folders and structures is the quick answer, all you'd be doing is replicating network drives.  I'd also suggest auditing the content and considerin adding metadata / keywords.

    Paul, not seen you on the forums for a while, welcome back.

    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:15 PM
  • You should be able to do this with the 'Open in Windows Explorer' option under the 'Actions' menu item inside your document library.   It's possible and I've seen users insist on keeping their folders, but as Steven has said, I'd also suggest at least demo'ing the power of meta-data and using views to group documents essentially give them the same logical containers that folders provide without the negative impact of folder usage.   When people use folders they are in-fact tagging the documents by putting them in a named folder that represents the group of documents.  Meta-data and views are far more flexible.  But to each their own.

    The only reason I've found that folders are handy is if someone wants to add two files with the exact same name to a library.  It's still not that compelling though.

    • Edited by jonesbeach Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:10 PM
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:08 PM