Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2010

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Here we discuss how we sort the folder inside SharePoint 2010 document library. Also you can check out:

For this, we have to create a custom “Folder” content type. Follow the steps:
1. Go to Site Settings. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2010
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2010
2. Click on Site Content Types. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2013
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2013
3. Now click on Create and give the name, what you want. In Parent content type = “folder content type” and then “folder”. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
4. Create a new site column to be associated with this new content type. Call it “folder order” and make it a number column. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
5. Now go on your library settings and click on advance settings. Change “allow management of content types” to yes. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint online
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint online
6. In the library settings “content types” section, click to add an existing content type, and pick that created by you call “My new folder”. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2010
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2010
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
7. Now in library advanced settings, change Display “New Folder” command on the New menu to No. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
8. Now add the existing site column in your library. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2013
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2013
9. Now in the “new” document drop-down box there is the ability to create a new folder, and that new folder has a “Sort order” column. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
10. Now add the column with order. See in fig.
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2019
11. Now see the folder structure before the sort order.
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint online
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint online
12. Now sort the folder by folder order column from document library settings. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
13. Now see the folder structure with sorted by folder. See in fig
 Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016
Custom Ordering by Folder in Document Library for SharePoint 2016

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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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