Create a new folder

Create a new folder or DriveItem in a Drive with a specified parent item or path.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /me/drive/root/children
POST /me/drive/items/{parent-item-id}/children
POST /drives/{drive-id}/items/{parent-item-id}/children
POST /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{parent-item-id}/children

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the DriveItem resource to create.

Response

If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and a Driveitem resource in the response body.

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request to create a new folder in the user's OneDrive root.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/drive/root/children
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "name": "New Folder",
  "folder": { }
}
Response

Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "createdBy": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Ryan Gregg",
      "id": "309EC495-3E92-431D-9124-F0299633171D"
    }
  },
  "createdDateTime": "20160920T14:34:00Z",
  "eTag": "343F1FBD-E9B3-4DDE-BCA7-D61AEAFF44E5,1",
  "id": "ACEA49D1-1444-45A9-A1CB-68B1B28AE491",
  "lastModifiedBy": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Ryan Gregg",
      "id": "309EC495-3E92-431D-9124-F0299633171D"
    }
  },
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "20160920T14:34:00Z",
  "name": "New Folder",
  "parentReference": {
    "driveId": "5FE38E3C-051C-4D55-9B83-8A437658275B",
    "id": "E67A8F34-B0AA-46E1-8FF7-0750A29553DF",
    "path": "/drive/root:/"
  },
  "size": 0,
  "folder": {
    "childCount": 0
  }
}