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

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

  1. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    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

    Mar 20, 2007
    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

    Jun 2, 2003
    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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