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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Aug 02, 2016

In Confluence there are no folders; every page also acts as a folder, so just create a page smile

I agree with Stephen.  If you want to use the term, effectively the Space is the "folder" and each page can act as a Parent to another set of pages creating a tree structure of "sub-folders", noting that you can set Page Restrictions for Viewing of the parent page (and by inheritance all its Child pages).

Okay... but how? "every page also acts as a folder, so just create a page" doesn't work.

file lists come up just fine...
filelists.PNG...This is exactly what I want.

but pages...ViewInHeigharchy.PNGdon't show up at all in the first screen above.

I want them to naturally show up when I click into "Chicken Scratch"

Steven Behnke Community Champion Apr 25, 2018

Inspect the macro on the 'chicken scratch' page. All it is doing is looking for paages with labels on them.

Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Apr 25, 2018

If you want a page to display the children pages, then you'll have to use some sort of macro in the page to display them such as "Children Display" or "Page Tree".

I guess knowledge is power but for the love of goodness, it shouldn't be that hard to categorize the knowledge I want to share with my teammates.

We have been using the unaltered file-structure system in computing for at least 40 years. This is very unintuitive.

@Stephen Deutsch @Steven Behnke

I was too new to even know what this macro stuff is. Thanks for the leads though. I posted what worked for me in a separate response to this thread just below.

Folders do not exist. This is the workaround. It is kinda dumb and they should just make "Folders within spaces" a feature but... here ya go:

1. make sure your pages are in the hierarchy you want them:

1a. Navigate into the space you want to act as a file system and select the menu

SpaceMenuButton.PNG1b.

ViewInHiearchyPNG.PNG

1c. Click and drag these into the structure you want:

click-drag-these.PNG

 

2.  Use the instructions in the link below to add child-lists to your "Folder" documents so that you can view their child-"contents" with one click:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/children-display-macro-139501.html





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