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I'm trying to create folders in a set of custom lists I've created. However, when I try to do this, the New Folder button in the Ribbon is disabled. I read up on the matter; and this lead me to look to enable folder creation in List Settings -> Advance Settings. However, there doesn't seem to be an option to enable folder creation on the page. It shouldn't be a permission related issue; as I created the lists; and I'm also an admin on the farm.

I could use a document library; but we will not be uploading documents to the list; so this is more then I need.

What are my options, or what am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Frank

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I would try to disable it and then re-enable it. Once it is enabled in the advanced settings on my sites I can create the folder.

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Just wondering if you made a custom list definition or are you using the OOB custom list template? In a custom list definition you can disable creation of folders in the list.

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Maybe you can add the folder content type to your list definition ? (0x0120 from memory)

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