Automator workflows for creating folders in Finder’s list view

Save these workflows as Services to allow a right-click within a Finder list view window/tab to create folder at any point in the hierarchy.

There are 2 workflows: New Folder Within is shown when the selection is a folder for creating a new folder within it, New Folder Here is shown for any kind of selection and creates a new folder as its peer.

Both are restricted to be shown when front-most Finder window/tab is in list view and when there’s only a single item is selected. The first of those restrictions is because the workflows aren’t terribly useful when in any other view, the normal New Folder is just as good. The second restriction is because if the selection include items at different levels of the visible hierarchy then it’s not clear where to create the folder; its easier just to avoid this possibility and only show the option when its a single selection.

I hope this is useful for someone. If anyone makes any improvements, please write about them in the comments below and share with the rest of the class.

To install, either open them in Automator and save as Services, or manually copy them into ~/Library/Services.

Download from here.


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