Prompt new file to select Content Type

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Occasional Contributor

I have several Content Types associated with a document library. The default CT is the OOTB "Document".
Is there a way to prompt a newly uploaded document to select a Content Type from the available CT in associated with the document library?

Currently, it sets the default content type to the one that is ranked 1st, without an option to allow users to select the document content type on creation.

2 Replies

@AlbertSP 

This is not possible using the Modern view. You either need to switch back to the classic view (with it's pros and cons) or look at 3rd party apps (also with pros and cons) that provide this capability. For example ExplorerMetadataWindow.png
Some apps also allow extracting properties from documents (e.g. GPS coordinates from jpg files, email metadata, ...) and retaining the original modification date.

Using "View in Explorer" is also not option because you cannot select a content type and support for IE11 for use with Office 365 will end in August.

Paul

@Paul de Jong 

Thank you Paul