I am using SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline version 3.29.2101.0 and have successfully connected and authenticated to my Teams SP site. However, I get the following error when I try to create SP folders: "Add-PnPFolder : Cannot contact site at the specified URL ... There is no Web named ...". Any suggestions? enter image description here

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    Are you seeing the same thing with the replacement 'PnP.PowerShell' module? powershellgallery.com/packages/PnP.PowerShell
    – user6024
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 16:55
  • I think, in your script, Shared Documents is the name of the document library where you are creating folders at, but it's not a site or sub-site name. Remove the library name from variable $URL and try again. Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 18:16
  • @TrevorSeward - I ran Get-Module and it shows I already have PnP.PowerShell 1.2.0.
    – 12AX7
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 19:21
  • @MatiurRahman - I removed the folder part of the URL and the error was "File Not Found". This is the underlying SharePoint site for MS Teams. Also, the code I have executing has been working for some time now until I upgraded SP PnP PS.
    – 12AX7
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 19:21

2 Answers 2


The following script worked for me, that is,TestFolder was created in "Shared Documents" library root. The site was created when an MS Team was created (MS Teams default site).

Import-Module -Name SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline -Verbose

#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/MSTeamsSite"
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -SPOManagementShell

Add-PnPFolder -Name "TestFolder" -Folder "/Shared%20Documents"

  • I ran your script and got this error: "Add-PnPFolder : Server relative urls must start with SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl".
    – 12AX7
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 22:22
  • I'm using PnpPowerShellOnline 3.21.2005.2, Not sure if it has anything to do. However, the error msg that your are getting indicates that you need to add the relative path like "/sites/your team site name/Shared%20Documents" Commented Jan 26, 2021 at 13:12
  • Thanks for your help @MatiurRahman. I can't get it to work in my tenant with a relative path or otherwise.
    – 12AX7
    Commented Jan 26, 2021 at 21:49

You need to pass the credential on site level. Put the URL of the site instead of the library for the parameter $URL.

Here is a sample script:

$SiteUrl = <SiteURL>
$Username = <AdminAccount>
$Password = <Password>
$cred = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $UserName, $(convertto-securestring $Password -asplaintext -force)

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteUrl -Credential $cred

#Skip this line if you already have Folder General in the Shared Documents library
Add-PnPFolder -Name General -Folder Shared%20Documents

#Create SubFolders in Shared Documents > General
Add-PnPFolder -Name "Teams Training" -Folder Shared%20Documents/General

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