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An effective organization system for your office supplies minimizes the amount of time you spend searching for documents. Different types of folders keep documents separated, easy to display and safe from damage.

Classification folders are well suited to storing important papers that need to be categorized.

Store Documents for Quick and Easy Retrieval

In a business, school or home setting, classification files make it easy to find and identify documents. These files are produced by many different manufacturers and fit different categorization needs.

Some classification folders have a single tab, so they are ideal for documents that fit into one category. Other designs include three tabbed sections or six tabbed sections, providing additional sorting options.

Professionals can also use these files for papers of varying sizes. The majority of products are available in the standard 8.5 x 11 inch document size or the 11 x 14 inch legal document size.

Classification Folders Offer Various Storage Options

Fastener folders suit documents that need to be kept in a specific order. Many folders include two 2-inch metal fasteners. Fasteners may be attached on the long side of a folder for landscape-oriented documents or on the short side of a folder for portrait-oriented documents.

After hole-punched papers are stacked on the fasteners, the fasteners are folded over to hold paperwork in place. Some papers, including contracts and other legal documents, cannot be hole-punched without invalidating the paperwork.

Self-adhesive folders provide a safe way to file these documents without damaging them. The adhesive on the folder sticks to other folders, pockets and paperwork.

Smead produces a line of files that use SafeSHIELD fasteners, which protect against paper tears, finger cuts and paper wrinkles.

Paper Types that Are Compatible with Fastener Folders

Since these folders often hold very important documents, they have to be sturdy. Thinner files often use 11-point card stock. Folders made from pressboard are ideal for documents that are often transported as well as heavy documents.

Pressboard has a 25-point thickness rating. Quite a few companies use recycled materials for their folders, providing an eco-friendly option for paper storage. The tabbed part of a folder is generally exposed and can be vulnerable to damage.

Reinforced tabs provide extra strength for frequently used folders.

Extend the Life of Classification Folders with Extra Features

There are classification folders available for documents with a range of dimensions and weights. Expansion folders feature an accordion-style bottom seam that expands to accommodate more sheets of paper.

Most folders in this category expand up to 2 inches. For especially complex filing systems, consider classification files with internal dividers.

Design Features Maximize Classification Folder Functionality

Features built into filing folders allow users to quickly find the papers they need, an important consideration in offices that store hundreds of documents.

Multicolored file packs sort papers into different categories and makes folders identifiable at a glance. Moisture-resistant folders are coated in acrylic for extra strength and protection against sweat, spills and rain.

At Staples, shoppers can find classification folders with different dimensions, features and storage capacities. Create an effective, easy-to-use organization system with classification files.
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ACCO Recycled Classification Folder, 2 Parts, 10/Box (ACC15026)
Item: 812948 / Model : ACC15026
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  • Blue in color and made from 25 point recycled pressboard for durability
  • Six 1" fasteners within two partitions for streamlined filing
  • Holds letter-size documents, and each folder expands up to 3" to accommodate a thicker volume of paperwork
37.99 $37.99
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As low as 32.99 $32.99
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Pendaflex Pressboard Classification Folders, Legal, Four-Section, Red, 10/Box
Item: 2669241 / Model : PFX2157R
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  • Red paperboard cover with one partition
  • Four fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Expands to 2", allotting you plenty of space to hold all of your important legal-size documents
32.49 $32.49
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ACCO ColorLife PRESSTEX Classification Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, 1 Divider, Light Blue, 10/Box (A7015642)
Item: 892820 / Model : 15642
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  • Light blue 15 pt. pressboard cover with one divider
  • Four 1" fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Expands up to 2" providing plenty of space to hold all of your important letter-size documents
60.99 $60.99
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Smead WaterShed/CutLess End Tab Fastener Folders, Letter, 8.5"x11"Sheet Size, End Tab, 11 pt., Manila, 50/Box
Item: 2678350 / Model : 34130
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  • Protect your documents with office friendly fastener folders that resist liquid spills and are dirt and finger oil resistant, while significantly reducing paper cuts
  • Fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder while holding papers securely inside
  • Reinforced end tab provides durability at the point of greatest wear
24.99 $24.99
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Pendaflex Pressguard Classification Folders, Legal, 2 Dividers, Light Blue, 10/Box
Item: 508265 / Model : 2257LB
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  • Blue 20 pt. paperboard covers with two partitions
  • Six fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Expanding to 2", folders provide an efficient and durable way to collect and store all types of legal-sized documents
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Pendaflex Heavy-Duty Classification Folders, Letter Size, Light Blue, 25/Box (PFX FP213)
Item: 514732 / Model : FP213
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  • Comes in light blue color and made of 25 pt. pressboard for durability
  • Two 2" fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • 1" Tyvek expanding spine increases capacity to 200 sheets
54.99 $54.99
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Pendaflex Pressguard Classification Folders, Legal, 2 Dividers/6 Section, Green, 10/Box
Item: 2669238 / Model : PFX2257GR
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  • Green 20 pt. pressboard covers with two partitions
  • Six fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Expands up to 2", providing plenty of space to hold all of your important legal-size documents
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Pendaflex PressGuard Paperboard Classification Folders, Legal Size, 2 Dividers, Brick Red, 10/Box (PFX2257R)
Item: 508267 / Model : 2257R
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  • Red 20 pt. paperboard covers with two partitions
  • Six fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Expands to 2", allotting you plenty of space to hold all of your important legal-sized documents
80.99 $80.99
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Pendaflex Pressboard Classification Folders, 2 Dividers/6 Fasteners, Light Green, Letter Size, Holds 8 1/2" x 11", 10/Box
Item: 806453 / Model : 17173
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  • Light green 25 pt. pressboard covers with two partitions
  • Six fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Letter-size compatible with a wide range of paper
65.99 $65.99
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ACCO Pressboard Legal Size Classification Folder, 6 Parts, 10/Box (16036)
Item: 65673 / Model : 16036
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  • Earth red pressboard with two partitions to optimize storage space
  • Six fasteners securely hold pages in place at the top of the folder
  • Store legal-size paper up to 3" thick for convenience
68.99 $68.99
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Pendaflex® Employee Personnel Folders, 1/3-Cut Top Tab, 5 Dividers, Each (SER-1-ER)
Item: 821137 / Model : ESSSER1ER
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  • 2" Capacity fasteners on inside front and back covers to secure documents
  • Letter size folder expands up to 2"
  • 1/3-Cut top tab for labels and titles
15.99 $15.99
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Pendaflex Pre-Printed Classification Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 30/Pack (PFX 45270)
Item: 463721 / Model : 45270
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  • Made of 11 pt. card stock for durability and come in assorted colors: light blue, light green, light pink, light violet, light yellow
  • One super thin 1" fastener keeps papers secure and in order
  • Letter-size, compatible with a wide range of paper
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Staples Pressboard Classification Folders, Legal Size, 1 Divider, Light Blue, 5/Pack (PU544 LBL)
Staples Pressboard Classification Folders, Legal Size, 1 Divider, Light Blue, 5/Pack (PU544 LBL)
Item: 413773 / Model : 413773
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  • Light blue 25 pt. pressboard covers with one partition
  • Four 1" fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Folders provide an efficient and durable way to collect and store all types of legal-size documents
35.49 $35.49
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Pendaflex Kraft Fastener Folders, 2 Fasteners, 1/3 Cut Tabs, Legal, 50/Box
Item: 2661559 / Model : PFXFK312
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  • Brown Kraft classification folders feature super-thin, smooth-back 2" capacity fasteners and reinforced tops.
  • But folder's slim fastener holds 2" of papers securely.
  • Package Includes: 50 folders.
35.99 $35.99
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Smead End Tab Pocket Folder, Shelf-Master Reinforced Straight-Cut Tab, 1 Pocket, Letter Size, Manila, 50/Box (24115)
Item: 510305 / Model : 24115
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  • Made of 11 pt. manila paper stock
  • Reinforced tab provides extra strength at point of greatest wear
  • Letter size to keep all standard-size documents and files organized and protected
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Pendaflex Four-, Six-, and Eight-Section Pressboard Classification Folders, Top Tab, Red, 10/Box (1157R)
Item: 899286 / Model : ESS1157R
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  • Brick red 25 pt. pressboard with one partition to hold your documents securely
  • Four fasteners allow you to subdivide papers within the folder
  • Letter-size compatible with a wide range of paper
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Smead Fastener File Folder with SafeSHIELD, 2 Fasteners, Reinforced 1/3-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 50/Box (14555)
Item: 886769 / Model : 14555
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  • The ultimate fastener folder when security and safety are most important
  • An economical choice for everyday filing
  • Reinforced tab for added durability
47.49 $47.49
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Smead Folder Dividers with Fastener, Side 1/5-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 10/Box (35605)
Item: 811253 / Model : 35605
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  • Manila 11 pt. paper stock covers
  • One 2" fastener keeps papers secure and in order
  • Folders provide an efficient and durable way to collect and store all types of letter-size documents
42.49 $42.49
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As low as 104.99 $104.99
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Staples® 100% Recycled Classification Folders, 2 Dividers, Letter Size, 20/Box
Item: SS975711
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  • 25 pt. pressboard stock with Tyvek® gussets for durability
  • 1" bonded fasteners on front and back covers
  • Double sided fastener on each inner partition
As low as 84.99 $84.99
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Pendaflex Smart Shield End Tab File Folder, Straight Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 50/Box (62714)
Item: 806461 / Model : ESS62714
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  • Full-length end tab is perfect for labels and titles in open-shelf filing systems
  • Letter Size
  • Two fasteners secure documents in sequential order
39.49 $39.49
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Presstex Color-Coded Top-Tab Folders with Fasteners, 2 Partition/6 Fasteners, Red, Letter Size, Holds 8 1/2" x 11", 10/Box
Item: 901282 / Model : ACC15669
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  • Durable acrylic coated 15 pt. cover stock
  • Reinforced expandable Tyvek gusset
  • Six part file, two center leaves
80.99 $80.99
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