Create Folder

Create a new folder for your Google Drive to store documents. The folder can also be placed within a parent folder.


Field Definition Type Required
Shared Drive?

Choose from Yes or No.

If Yes:

  • Actions with files and folders are performed from a shared drive.

  • Writer Can Share input field is not available.

If No, actions with files and folders are performed from My Drive.

Dropdown TRUE

Additional Shared Drive information

When users share from Google Drive, they can control whether people can edit, comment on, or only view the file.

  • Viewer, People can view, but can't change or share the file with others, or delete files.

  • Commenter, People can add comments and suggestions, but can't change files, share files with others, or delete files.

  • Editor, People can make changes, accept or reject suggestions, share files with others, and version files. They can't delete files.

File can be deleted by owner of a shared drive. Learn about how to share files from Google Drive here.

Performing operations on shared drives can cause delays if a user has multiple shared drives. Learn about shared drive file and folder limits here.


Field Definition Type Required
Name Name for your folder. String TRUE
Description Description of your folder. String FALSE
Parent Folder ID To create a folder within another folder (or nested folder), there are two methods to get the parent folder ID or location for the card:
  • Copy the end of the URL into the card to get the parent folder ID. For example, if the link was, copy and paste the bolded region after the slash as the Parent Folder ID.
  • You can also search for the folder to get the ID. Create a form which asks for the name of the parent folder, and then with a Search Folders action card return the Folder ID. This ID can then be used as the Parent Folder ID in the Create Folder card.

Note: A value for the Parent Folder ID field is required if you select Yes on the Shared Drive? option drop-down.

String FALSE
Starred Indicates whether or not a folder is starred in your drive. Boolean FALSE
Writers Can Share Indicates whether or not other people can share material. Boolean FALSE


Field Definition Type
Folder ID ID of the new folder; If the folder is nested, then it is in the requested folder location.
Folder name Name of the new folder. String

Related topics

Google Drive connector

Workflow elements

G Suite API documentation