I created a document library. I can add new document to the document library. But I want to add folder my sharepoint site. How can I do this? Is it possible?

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    do you want to add a folder to the document library or to a site? what type of library is it?
    – Ali Jafer
    Dec 15, 2014 at 13:09
  • Yes @ali. I want to upload folders instead of separately files to library or site. If I can upload folders to the document library, please say it's way to me. But upload folders to document library isn't possible, how else can I do?
    – zengel
    Dec 15, 2014 at 13:54

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You most likely mean a folder inside a document library, because you cannot add a folder to a site that is available for end-users. In order to add a folder inside a document library, you need to open up the ability to add a folder to the document library.

  • Go to the document library where you want to add a folder
  • Go to the Library Settings
  • Advanced Settings
  • Make New Folder -> Set to Yes
  • Now you will be able to see "New Folder" in the ribbon when you navigate to the document library


The best way to download a complete folder in my opinion would be to use Windows Explorer view. Just navigate to the library, and click on the Windows Explorer View, then copy the folder you want to download, and paste it on your computer. enter image description here

  • I explained false. Actually, I want to download folders instead of separately files to library. How can I do this?@Mike
    – zengel
    Dec 15, 2014 at 13:50
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    @zengel see my edit.
    – Mike
    Dec 15, 2014 at 13:52
  • I tried this it's okey. But I want to install a new folder, such as installing new document. Is there any way for process? @Mike
    – zengel
    Dec 15, 2014 at 14:05
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    Do you mean uploading a folder and it's contents? If so, then open up Windows Explorer and drag and drop the folder you want to upload to the Windows Explorer window. Otherwise, I'm not sure what you mean by "install a new folder"
    – Mike
    Dec 15, 2014 at 14:06
  • thanks for help @Mike. I will upload with the Windows Explorer window.
    – zengel
    Dec 15, 2014 at 14:31

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