SharePoint Site Add Column to Subfolder Only

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How can I add a column to a subfolder only? When I try to, it seems all other folders and views also have that column. I do not have designer.

Thank you-
kwarden13Asked:
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
How can I add a column to a subfolder only? When I try to, it seems all other folders and views also have that column. I do not have designer.


When you add a column to a folder, you're adding it to all folders.

What is the folder hierarchy like? How many folders, how many levels deep?

Have you ever heard of Document Sets? They are a kind of folder which may meet your needs, though it depends what your current structure is.

What version of SharePoint are you using?
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kwarden13Author Commented:
Everything is in one library with many folders. The folder I want to add  it to is 4 layers deep.

Thank you-

Kelly
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
You could change the content type of that folder to be of type Document Set instead. (Enable the document set feature first).

Ideally create a new Document Set content Type first with your column in it. If you need to do this for other folders in future, create a new Content Type for those too if they're different.
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
I should also add by the way that applying a content type to any library adds a copy of those columns to the library itself. No way around that.
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kwarden13Author Commented:
For some reason, I do not see site collection features when I go to the Site Settings.
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
What are your current permissions? Site Collection Admin would be ideal...
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kwarden13Author Commented:
I am not sure my permissions. It is a corporate site and I am an owner. I don't think I will be able to have access. Thank you though for your time.
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kwarden13Author Commented:
It did not work for me since I do not have permissions, however, may be useful for someone else.
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