Edit Drop Down of Parent Folder

Posted on 2011-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm new to SharePoint so wondering if this is intentional.  I cannot get the Edit drop down menu to show up for a folder in a document library.  However, I can get the Edit drop down menu to show up for all the files and subfolders in that parent folder.  Is that intentional?  I am finding that I have to go into Explorer View for the document library to delete the parent folder.
Question by:error_prone
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Expert Comment

ID: 34939976
You can edit/delete the parent folder. But you have probably navigated into one of the subfolders already so then you cannot see the parent folder. What you have to do is navigate back so that you can see the parent folder, then you can access the dropdown and click on edit/delete. This can be done by clicking on the document library name you see in the breadcrumb (takes you back to the root of the document library).

Author Comment

ID: 34939983
That's not the problem.  I am definitely viewing the parent folder but the options under the Edit drop down menu will not appear.  I did have that problem with the subfolders and the items in the folder as well but fixed it by clearing the cache in Internet Explorer.  I'm not sure why I cannot see any options to edit the parent folder however.

Expert Comment

ID: 34940175
What version of SharePoint btw?
Can you access the context menu (the dropdown menu) of the parent folder? Can you see other menu options in the context menu and not edit/delete options? or can you not access the entire context menu?

Author Comment

ID: 34940179
SharePoint 2.  Cannot access the entire context menu.  The cursor turns into a hand and the Edit word pops up but the menu does not drop down to display contents.

Accepted Solution

Dangeriz earned 500 total points
ID: 34940209
SharePoint v2? So SharePoint 2003 right?
I have not seen this kind of issue before or have a 2003 environment to test with.
Does this happen for all document libraries? or just this specific one? What about creating a new folder on the same level as the parent folder in question (would that folder have the same behavior?).

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