Short Links to Folders of Libraries

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When linking to a folder or even a folder within a folder of a SharePoint document library, don’t use the link from the address bar rather grab the direct link to the folder from the folder’s properties.

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Short Links to Folders of Libraries

  1. 1. LINDION SERVICES Short Links to Folders of Libraries FAQs, Guidelines and Procedures   Jason Howard Peterson          When linking to a folder or even a folder within a folder of a SharePoint document library, don’t use the link  from the address bar rather grab the direct link to the folder from the folder’s properties. 
  2. 2. Short Links to Folders of Libraries Microsoft SharePoint When linking to a folder or even a folder within a folder of a SharePoint document library (or even deeper),  don’t use the link from the address bar rather grab the direct link to the folder from the folder’s properties.   Do this by hovering over the folder’s Open Menu and selecting View Properties / Copy Shortcut (if you  choose Copy Shortcut from hovering over the folder itself, you’ll need to remove the unneeded content from  the copied URL – this used to be simpler prior to SharePoint 2010 in that the unneeded wasn’t available):        “Bad (Long)” URL Example: > Cross Team Files > FAQs Guidelines Procedures    sharepoint.com/CrossTeamFiles/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2FCrossTeamFiles%2FFAQs%20 Guidelines%20Procedures&FolderCTID=0x0120008B0DBBBA0D11844187A0D3EA76AD9DFC&View={ 4940AFE8‐3058‐4299‐BDBC‐9D6ED80199AA}  “Good (Short)” URL Example: > Cross Team Files > FAQs Guidelines Procedures    sharepoint.com/CrossTeamFiles/FAQs%20Guidelines%20Procedures/  SUMMARY: Capturing a direct link / URL to a folder of a library like this ensures that the URL is as short as  possible so that it can be used to hyperlink to, from text and images and use in other hyperlinks, avoiding   the 255 character limit that you'll exceed when capturing URLs to folders from the address bar only.      Please contact us with any questions. LinDion Services Attn.: Jason Peterson  Am Kuehlen Grund 3 65835 Liederbach  Germany       Short Links to Folders of Libraries  Microsoft SharePoint Page 1 of 1 Version #1 as of September 22, 2013

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