Can I have a folder in a site have different retention policy then the site?

Gal, Ofer (Israel) 131 Reputation points
2023-04-04T16:29:39.0833333+00:00

The business is asking us to keep sites for 10 years but be able to delete one folder in one library after 2 years because it belongs to the client and they don't want their documents to stay there. Is this even doable with retention policies in SPO?

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  1. AllenXu-MSFT 16,796 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-05T02:33:00.08+00:00

    Hi @Gal, Ofer (Israel) ,

    Yes, it is possible to apply a retention label for a folder individually. Select the folder in the library and Click the "···", select Details in the expanded menu, select the retention label for 2 years deletion under Apply label.

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  1. Gal, Ofer (Israel) 131 Reputation points
    2023-04-05T05:36:28.6666667+00:00

    Will applying the label, guarantee the folder will be deleted in 2 years while the containing site will not be deleted for another 8 years?