Dash allows you to create folders and sub-folders, arrange the order that these appear in the asset information sidebar, and even create multiple distinct lists of folders. This article tells you more about how to manage your folders in Dash.

Folders overview

To manage your folders, navigate to Admin > Folders. From here, you can manage the folder structure and create new parent and child folders.

Creating folders

At the bottom of the Folder list (found in Admin > Folders), locate the free text field, type in a folder name and click Add

To create a child folder, hover your mouse over the parent folder and click the "+" symbol at the right-hand side.

Can non-admins create folders?

Yes, any user can create a folder within another folder that they have contributor access to. If a user has contributor access to all folders, they are also able to create top-level folders. See this article for how contributors can create folders.

Renaming a folder

Simply click on the folder name to edit the name, and press enter to save your changes.

Re-ordering the list

You can re-order the folders by dragging them using the "hamburger" icon on the very right hand side of each folder row. 

Creating a sub-folder

Create a sub-folder by clicking the "+" symbol to the right of any folder name, typing a name and pressing enter. Alternatively you can turn existing top-level folders into sub-folders by dragging them on top of existing folders.

Creating additional Folder fields

You can add additional folder fields to your account. This is useful when you would like to categorise and filter your assets in multiple ways.

For example, let's say that alongside your primary folder tree, you want to categorise your assets with an additional set of hierarchical values. E.g. "Office Location", with its own defined tree of country, region, and office. You could do this by creating a new Folder field called "Office Location", and populate it with its own folder tree, such as UK > London > Brick Lane.

Now, when you tag an asset, you can choose both a traditional folder, as well as choose the Office Location. You can use this to filter your assets by both folders at the same time. This allows you to create powerful filtering capabilities to narrow down your assets to just the ones you are interested in.

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