Folders vs metadata in SharePoint

There’s been plenty of debate over the years about whether metadata (columns) or folders are better for organising files in SharePoint libraries. And to be honest, I’m still not 100% convinced either way.

With my information architecture hat on, it seems obvious that metadata should be the way to go. Enhancing a library with extra fields, for categorising and grouping files, allows for a lot more flexibility in display and search. But I can understand why some people are still so wedded to their beloved folders. Here I explore my experiences and observations in working with SharePoint libraries.
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