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Summary: SharePoint, with 200 million users globally, offers collaborative document management. Organizing files in folders prevents clutter. The guide covers enabling folder creation permissions, creating folders in SharePoint Online and Classic, and secure data migration using Kernel Migrator for SharePoint.

Organizing numerous documents can become chaotic, causing confusion. To maintain order, it’s advisable to arrange them systematically. Consider establishing a folder in SharePoint to prevent file overcrowding. This not only facilitates instant access to the right data but also enables seamless sharing with others.

How to enable permission to create a new folder in SharePoint?

All the folders are created under the document library on a site. The permission to create them is turned on by default. However, if you can’t see the Folder option, your Site Owner or Administrator has modified the SharePoint site access permissions. You can only proceed further once the Folder creation permission is enabled.

Follow these steps to enable folder creation permission in SharePoint-

  1. Open the Site and move to its document library.
  2. Click on Settings in the top-right corner and select Library Settings. Library Settings
  3. Click on Advanced settings.
  4. Move to the Folders section and select Yes for the ‘Make New Folder command available?’ option.
  5. Click on OK, and now you can create a new folder.
How to create a folder in SharePoint?

Making a folder is straightforward, though the process differs based on your SharePoint version. Below, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for SharePoint Online, SharePoint Classic, as well as SharePoint Server versions 2019, 2016, and 2013.

A.Steps to create a folder in SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2019-
  1. Open the SharePoint site on which you need to create the new folder.
  2. Move to the document library.
  3. Click on the +New option in the menu bar and select new and select folder
  4. Note: If the Folder option is not visible, you must enable its command.

  5. Mention a suitable name for the new folder and click on on create
  6. Note: You have the option to change the name later.

  7. Give your browser a little update, and watch the new folder pop up in the document library. Feel free to toss in some files and other content while you’re at it.folder
B.Steps to create a folder in SharePoint Classic and SharePoint Server 2016 & 2013-
  1. Open the required SharePoint site.
  2. Click on the library title in the Quick Launch bar to access it. Alternatively, choose Settings and then click on Site Contents. From there, pick the document library where you’d like to establish the new folder.
  3. Provide a suitable title for the folder and then choose Generate. If needed, you can use the Invite People feature to include others in folder collaboration.
  4. The new folder is created successfully.
How to securely migrate the SharePoint folder data?

Transferring data between different SharePoint versions has become a standard procedure in today’s digital landscape. However, it is essential to emphasize that safeguarding your data during the migration process is your own responsibility. Opting for a secure migration pathway not only shields you from potential cyber threats but also minimizes the risk of data loss during or after the migration process.

To ensure that, you need to rely on a secure platform, and what better than Kernel Migrator for SharePoint? This tool employs robust algorithms that empower you to effortlessly transfer data, whether it’s the entire dataset or specific selections, across different SharePoint versions. With the Scheduler feature, you can conveniently plan and execute bulk data migrations at your preferred times. No extra support is needed when utilizing this tool.


A folder is created in a site’s document library to segregate data and avoid confusion due to unorganized data. It ensures proper SharePoint document management. Creating folders in SharePoint Online, Classic, and Server 2019, 2016, and 2013 is a straightforward process, but it’s essential to confirm that you possess the necessary permissions for folder creation. To enhance the security of your SharePoint content during migration, consider using the SharePoint Migrator tool—an expert and automated utility.

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