How do I create a new folder below an existing folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by majordude, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    #1
    Okay, this is driving me nuts.

    In Finder, how do I create a new folder under an existing folder? Every time I click on new folder it creates a new folder under the root (even if I have highlighted the sub folder)?

    This is what I want...

    - Folder 1
    - Folder 2
    |- New Folder
    - Folder 3

    But I keep getting...

    - Folder 1
    - Folder 2
    - Folder 3
    - New Folder

    ...and I have to drag the new folder under "Folder 2".
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Mar 20, 2007
    #2
    Finder only displays files and folders in: Name, Date Created, Date Modified, Size, Kind and Label.

    I assume you are viewing Finder in List View, and want a particular folder to appear in between two folders? I do this in certain circumstances by naming folders like this: 1.Jan 2.Feb 3.March etc.

    Not the exact solution you are after, and I can't say whether it is possible what you are trying to do, if I fully understand your question.
     
  3. pooky macrumors 6502

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    Jun 2, 2003
    #3
    The way you're doing it, you can't. Although you can view the contents of subfolders in list view, when you create a folder, it is created in the folder that is currently displayed in the finder window. If you want to create it in a subfolder, either drag it in, or double-click the subfolder to make it the active folder.
     

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