I have an ItemAdded event receiver that is exporting files as they are added to a list. In my event receiver I want to find the containing folder of the item. This folder may be a SPFolder object or could be the top level list. Is there a clean way of getting this information without parsing the item.File.Url.
Try using this in your ItemAdded method:
If the file is in the root of the list then file.ParentFolder will return an SPFolder that represents the list itself.
Hope that helps.