Breadcrumb trail

The breadcrumb trail helps you navigate quickly through the library.

From any location in the document library, whether at the top level or layers deep in subfolders, you can use the breadcrumb trail to quickly navigate to another location in the document library. The breadcrumb trail is found above the views list and begins with the words You are in : place name.
Two styles of navigation are available in the breadcrumb trail:
Navigate by categories
Instead of showing the folders in the library, documents are organized by hierarchical categories and subcategories. Click on a category name in the contents list to see the documents and subcategories, if any, in that category. To navigate into a subcategory, click on the subcategory name.

You can use the breadcrumb trail to move up or down the category hierarchy, skipping levels of categories if you wish. Click on the arrow following the main library name to see a dynamic menu of all the categories. Click on a category name to navigate to the category. To see a list of child subcategories, hover over the category name. By stepping down the category tree using the dynamic menus, you can navigate directly to a lower level subcategory without clicking through all the intermediate category names and waiting for each category's file list to display.

To change to categories navigation, click the icon for Navigate by categories.

Navigate by folders
This is the default setting. In this style, the breadcrumb trail reflects the hierarchical structure of the folders in the library. You can move up or down the folder tree, skipping levels of folders if you wish.

Click on the arrow following the main library name to see a dynamic menu of all the library folders. Click on a folder name to navigate to the folder. To see a list of child folders, hover over the folder name. By stepping down the folder tree using the dynamic menus, you can navigate directly to a lower level folder without clicking through all the intermediate folder names and waiting for each folder's file list to display.

When you are in a library folder, click on the arrow after the folder name to see a list of any child folders. Click on a child folder name to navigate to that folder.

To change to navigation by folders, click the icon for Navigate by folders.