How to Create A New Folder in Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free web file synchronization tool, an online storage service run by Dropbox, which allows users to store and share files and folders on the Internet through cloud. One of its key features is allowing users to create a new folder in Dropbox account to keep  files organized and separate. Also, it helps group different files into different folders so that users can easily find what they need when necessary. The following is how to create a new folder in Desktop or Mobile device.

How to Create Folder in Desktop?


1. Open any web browser,  visit the Dropbox official website, and sign into your account.

2. In your Dropbox home page.  Click "New folder," on the top taskbar. ( If you want to create a subfolder in an existing folder, just first click the target folder and enter inside, then create a new subfolder.)

3. Name and choose a location for your folder. 

4. Click "Create" and you're all done.

You'll directly be taken to the new folder, where you can create and upload files as you need.

How to Create Dropbox Folder in Mobile?

1. Download and install the Dropbox mobile app from the App Store (for iOS users) or Google Play Store (for Android users) if you haven't installed yet.

2. Open the Dropbox app and sign in. 

3. From the home screen, click "Create" in the bottom-center of the screen.

4. Select "Create Folder" at the bottom of the options list.

5. Name the folder, and if you'd like, you can then choose a location within an existing folder by opening that folder and tapping "Set Location" in the bottom right corner. 

6. Tap "Create."

Generally speaking, you can successfully create Dropbox folder by taking the outlined steps. However, sometimes you may encounter some issues like "cannot create a Dropbox folder in the requested location"when trying to create a new folder in your Dropbox account. 

Why "can't create a Dropbox folder in the requested location" Occurs?

The "can't create a Dropbox folder in the requested location" error is a common issue that users may face. And the behind causes may vary in different situations, but mainly includ:

1. Network Connectivity Issues

No matter you are creating a new folder or syncing Dropbox files, a stable internet connection plays a very important role. Any network connectivity issues will disrupt the operation. So, firt of all, check out whether your internet connection is stable and try again.

2. Insufficient Permissions

When your account does not have the necessary permissions to create a folder in the specified location, you can not create a new folder as usual. So, please first verify you have the appropriate permissions, If you don't have, you had better contact your system administrator for assistance.

3. Conflicts with Existing Files or Folders

If the name of the new folder are same as any other existing files or folders in the location where the new folder is being created, the conflict might prevent you from successfully creating folders. In this case, move or rename any conflicting Dropbox files or folders and try creating the folder again.

4. Lack of Available Space

If the disk or storage location where you are trying to create the folder is full or nearly full, Dropbox folder creation location issue will also happen. It is necessary to check out how much space on the disk or the storage space available before trying to create a new folder.

5. File System Errors

In some cases, file system errors on your disk or storage device can prevent Dropbox from creating a new folder smoothly. If so, you can run a disk check utility to scan if there are file system errors and repair any errors if found.

6. Dropbox Application Errors

If you meet the issue "can't create a dropbox folder in the requested location" on your Dropbox app, please know errors within the Dropbox application itself can cause issues with folder creation. Ensure that you are using the latest version of the Dropbox application and consider reinstalling it if the problem persists.

Solved: Dropbox Cannot Create Folder in Requested Location

To troubleshoot location-related problems in Dropbox, first, ensure that you have the necessary permissions to create a folder in the selected location. If you're experiencing issues with a specific location, try selecting a different location for the new folder.

Additionally, make sure that the target location leaves enough free space to accommodate the new folder. If the space is not enough, delete some files you don't need any longer from the location. If deleting unnecessary files cannot help release enough space for creating a  new folder, you can back up a large number of files to local or another cloud drive, delete them from Dropbox then to get enough free space. 

Manually downloading files from Dropbox to local is making a backup. If you plan to transfer files from Dropbox to another cloud drive which offers more free space, like Google Drive, MEGA, etc. You can use MultCloud, a professional cloud to cloud transfer, sync and backup tool.

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Wrap Up

Now, after getting a basic understanding of what may cause the issues "can't create a dropbox folder in the requested location" when creating folders. you can resolve these issues with ease. You can try solutions mentioned in this complete guide one by one until the problem goes away.

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