Project Description
This console application allows you to generate a folder structure within a document library. It will create a folder in the root of the document library using the current year-month (e.g. "2008-05").

It then reads an XML file to determine what sub folders to create under the year-month folder structure. The XML file can also specify that a specific folder should have specific permissions applied to it.

The concept is that you would schedule this application to run on your sharepoint server each month. The current design requires a separate copy of the application & configuration file for each document library. If there is interest, this can be updated to affect multiple document libraries.

It is good practice to limit the number of items in a particular folder to less than 2,000. This application can simplify maintenance and ensure consistency when working with large libraries. When working with a small set of documents consider using metadata exclusively for categorizing files.

To read more about using folders in SharePoint Document Libraries, read Mikhail Dikov's blog post at

Last edited May 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM by IvanWilson, version 2