i just wondered where the add folder icon has gone? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. I'm not aware if it was there in the past, because normally i don't use the filemanager at all :)

Is this normal or is something weird on my system?

Where is the add folder icon?

1 Answer 1


The "Add Folder" button went away a little while ago, but there are three ways to create folders from the UI:

  1. Right click in an open space:
    Right Click
  2. Click the "List" (three horizontal lines) icon in the upper corner, then click on the folder with a [+]:
    Folder Plus
  3. Press Shift+Ctrl+N

Choose whichever one works best for your workflow.

Hope this answers your question.


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