Adding metadata to a folder in SharePoint 2013

Depending on your requirements you may need to assign metadata to a folder. At first I thought it would be fairly straight forward but realized it required a few very specific steps in order to accomplish this task.

Step 1: Go to a Document Library that has a Managed Metadata Column and create a folder

Document Library

Step 2: Click on the Library tab and select the Quick Edit icon

Quick Edit

Step 3: Click into the metadata column and type in your Metadata Value and then click on “Stop” to stop editing the list

Quick Edit View

Step 4: Go forth and create views using the Metadata

Document Views


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