Java - create directory using mkdir()

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In this article, we would like to show you how to create directory / folder using mkdir() method in Java.

Quick solution:

File myDirectory = new File("path/directory_name");



Practical example

In this example we create a new folder under the given path using mkdir() method.


public class Example {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        File newDirectory = new File("C:\projects\example\newFolder");

        if (!newDirectory.exists()) {
            if (newDirectory.mkdir()) {
                System.out.println("New directory created succesfully.");
            } else {
                System.out.println("Couldn't create directory.");


Java - create directory using mkdir() example
Java - create directory using mkdir() example

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