Adding a Description Column for a folder under Document Library

  • Go to Site Actions, Site Settings
  • Click Site Content Types
  • Click Create
  • Give the new content type a name such as “Description”
  • Set the parent content type group as Folder Content Types
  • Set the parent content type to Folder
  • Add the new content type to a Group. I put it back in the “Folder Content Types” group
  • Click OK
  • Scroll down to the columns section and click Add from new site column
  • Name the column and set all the usual column options
  • Repeat for any additional columns
  • Click OK
  • Go to your document library
  • Click Settings and Library Settings, or in 2010 click the Library ribbon tab and then click Library Settings
  • Click Advanced and set Allow management of content types to Yes and click OK (this may already selected)
  • Scroll down to Content Types and click Add from existing site content types and add your new folder content type
  • Go to your document library and click the New drop down, or the New button in the 2010 Document ribbon, and add your new folder!
  • Go to the View drop down and click Modify this view and add your new folder meta data columns (you will probably want to move them to just after the Name column)


About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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