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To be able to create a hierarchical content structure within the salesforce library it is necessary to be able to create folders within folders. Is this possible or what is the best work around?

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See new app Folderize on AppExchange.

From the overview: "Folderize provides the missing folder structure for Salesforce Content Libraries. Create a hierarchy of folders like in a file system; then link documents from existing libraries to one or more subfolders."

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  • FYI: requires Content. – Bart May 24 '14 at 8:50
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The answer depends on the type of content you want to put in your folders...

Code. Files representing code on the Salesforce.com platform are represented in a mostly flat, folderless structure. In order to represent them on your local disc for development and storage in source control, there is a basic folder structure to categorise, Apex code, Visualforce pages, Object definitions etc. each in its own subfolder. However, while its a much requested enhancement, you cannot currently split your Apex code into sub-folders, the best you can do is using prefixing of the class names. Beyond that, you could use Packages to further scope and contain your code (using a namespace prefix), however that is in most cases a bit to heavy weight.

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Documents. As in images, written documents, pdf's, csv files, general end user files etc. These can be stored in a growing number of ways in Salesforce, Attachments, Chatter Files, Content Workspace and via the Document object. This option does permit the organisation of Document records (which represent your files) in a single depth Folder structure only, no sub-folders are permitted. Note as per the documentation you can also use them to contain other Salesforce components, such as Email Templates.

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    Unfortunately I had believed that the answer would be currently negative, my solution is to use the folder strucutre within the package names, so I would have Packages: Folder1-SubFolder1-SubSubFolder1, Folder1-SubFolder1-SubSubFolder2, Folder1-SubFolder2-SubSubFolder1, Folder1-Sub-Folder2-SubSubFolder2, Folder2-SubFolder1-SubSubFolder1, Folder2-SubFolder1-SubSubFolder2. – Bart Dec 12 '13 at 16:17

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