Bulk create folders in document library

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I have a document library with a folder that represents every state in the United States.  Within each folder, I need to create a folder for each one of our theaters.  Within each theater folder needs to be the same additional folders and even more folders within those folders.


I found a video saying to user Power Apps to create a flow to bulk create the folders but I wanted to see if anyone knows of any other way?  Is there a way to import an Excel document with all of the folder structure in place?  Thanks in advance!

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Hi @Beth_Culpepper,

you can try to do this by using PowerShell:

  1. Prepare an Excel file with the following columns:
    • State
    • Theater
    • AdditionalFolder
    • Subfolder1
    • Subfolder2
  2. Save the Excel file to your local computer.
  3. Open a PowerShell console and connect to your SharePoint site.
  4. Run the following PowerShell script:


# Import the CSV file
$CSVFile = Import-Csv "C:\Path\To\CSVFile.csv"

# Get the document library
$Library = Get-PnPList -Identity "DocumentLibraryName"

# Create each folder in the document library
ForEach($Row in $CSVFile) {
    $FolderURL = $Library.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl + "/" + $Row.State + "/" + $Row.Theater + "/" + $Row.AdditionalFolder + "/" + $Row.Subfolder1 + "/" + $Row.Subfolder2
    Resolve-PnPFolder -SiteRelativePath $FolderURL | Out-Null


  1. Replace C:\Path\To\CSVFile.csv with the path to your CSV file.
  2. Replace DocumentLibraryName with the name of your document library.
  3. Run the script.

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Leon Pavesic