Is it possible to assign a person for a folder in Document Library?

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I want to assign a person for a particular folder in Dcument library, I have added the column titled "Point of Contact". But when I upload a folder I am not able to assign a person. I am able to assign a person if i upload a document like word or PDF file.

Please help me to solve this problem

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@chinmaykulkarni 

 

It is my understanding that folders by default do not accept metadata via the standard form. However, there is an easy workaround. 

 

1. Make sure you are in a NON-GROUPED view

2. Click on "Quick Edit" in the command bar

3. Update the field you want

4. Click "Exit quick edit"

 

Please let us know if this works!

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You can modify the content types for the library and add metadata support for folders as well I believe but it's been a long time since messing with it :P. If you don't have many folders going forward Michael's solution should be fine.
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Actually, it's Modern Document Sets is what I was thinking. Here is a video covering it. Using document sets, they are like folders with metadata. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJcRCXfDUYU