When in Files, you can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty space in the files window, then selecting New > Folder.

That is, except when there is no "empty space" in your window.

If there's already a long list of files and folders in your current window, the only option left for creating a folder is using the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N.

Is there a way I can place a "New Folder" button? I'm not the shortcut kind of guy.

  • Is this referring to when the window is in list view? Because otherwise I can't replicate this issue.
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 17:33

2 Answers 2


This is not the solution you ask for, but I have an insiders' tip:

You can still use the contextmenu to create a new folder in a full list view.
Just right-click on the "select-checkmark-icon".

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    Oh, but you know what, I don't have the "select-checkmark-icon" because I disabled the "single-click" behavior. I use double click on items to activate them... thanks anyway
    – Jorge
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 22:09

When all the empty space is gone, just right click in the row at the top (where 'file name', 'size' etc. are) and the drop-down you need opens.


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