Here’s the way to move the Metadata Navigation higher in the left-hand navigation bar.
You have to edit the master page if you want to move the location of the metadata navigation. Here are the steps:
1. Open the site using SharePoint Designer 2010;
2. Open the master page of the page which you want to change. Be default, the page is location in “/_catalogs/masterpage/default.master”.
3. Edit the master page. Find the “SPNavigationManager”, whose id is “TreeViewNavigationManagerV4”. This is the metadata navigation. Here is the source code:
4. Move the code to the above of the quick launch using SharePoint Designer 2010.
5. Save and test.