Creating a folder?

How does one create a folder in Confluece?

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Just create and empty page with no content. Then add child pages to that page.

This works until you have to add two folders somewhere with the same name.

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You don't create a folder in Confluence because that is not how Confluence works. You create spaces and pages inside spaces. Or did I misunderstand the question?

Perhaps you're referring to create groups for such users. Can you polease clarify about create a folder in Confluence?

Hi Steve -

Are you looking for file management in Confluence?

As @Jobin said, and Bernardo queried further on - Confluence does not have the notion of folders, technically - but here's a few thoughts that might meet your needs.

a) Confluence as you know has pages, and logically, you might want to organize these pages into a hierarchy, similar folder directory. In such case, apply the documentation theme.

b) Physical documents (PDFs, Word Docs, etc.) are often "attachments" to a page. You can use the {attachments} macro to display a set of attachment documents that are attached to a page - in a list for in the page.


If you are looking for actual file management, such as found with an external document management system (DMS) like Box, Dropbox, Alfresco, or Google Drive, and accessible from Confluence - here's some ideas.

AppFusions has been deploying "DMS integration plugins" for a couple years that allows you to preview, access, navigate, edit (which is updated remotely in the file systems), download local, and print from the remote DMS system - all from inside of Confluence.

The features are similar between the different flavors:

  • You can embed a file tree, and manuever up and down in that tree, just like you are used to with folders. For example, Departmental file trees.

  • You can embed a file from your external DMS, so instead of being an attachment, it is displayed (embedded) in full in the page in a high-resolution full-featured viewer.

  • You can edit these files (in local Office apps, Zoho, Google Doc editors) directly from Confluence, and upon saving, the files are saved back to the remote systems.

  • You can download local copies, and you can print the documents in the DMS, directly from Confluence.

For more information on these, go here - or to get an eval license - contact us at Also, there's videos of how they work on the products's pages.

Also - what other flavors would you like to see?

Hope this helps.


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