How can I create a folder in SharePoint 2013 programmatically?

This is how I done the creation of a List. Is it possible to do it with folders?

    public static SPList GetOrCreateList(ref SPWeb web, SPList sourceList, string name, string description = null)
        Guid ListGuid = new Guid();
        SPList _List = web.Lists.TryGetList(name);
        if (_List == null)
            ListGuid = web.Lists.Add(name, description, (SPListTemplateType)sourceList.BaseTemplate);
            _List = web.Lists[ListGuid];
        return _List;

Considering Folder is at one level, and not folders inside folders. This code will work.

Also make sure, in list setting -> Advance Settings -> Make "New Folder" command available? is set to Yes.

    public SPFolder GetOrCreateFolder(ref SPWeb web, SPList sourceList, string listName, string folderName)
        SPFolder folder = null;
        if (sourceList == null)
            folder = web.Folders[listName];
            if (folder != null)
                    folder = folder.SubFolders[folderName];
        return folder;
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  • but is folder = web.Folders[listName]; really getting one specific folder or all folders for a list? – Snickbrack Sep 28 '16 at 8:12
  • it will give you the root folder of list – Gaurravs Sep 28 '16 at 8:21
  • what do I have to do if I want to get a folder for specific name? – Snickbrack Sep 28 '16 at 8:41
  • I have updated the code, only else block was required – Gaurravs Sep 28 '16 at 8:47
  • welcome, have nice day too – Gaurravs Sep 28 '16 at 9:17


String url = site.Lists["LIST NAME"].RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl.ToString();
SPFolderCollection folders = site.GetFolder(url).SubFolders; 

//Create new folder
folders.Add("FOLDER NAME");

Hope this helps

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