You can use the OSS console to create and simulate basic functions of folders in Windows. This topic describes how to create a folder by using the OSS console.

Prerequisites

A bucket is created. For more information, see Create a bucket.

Background information

In OSS, data is stored by using a flat structure rather than a hierarchical structure in a traditional file system. All data is stored as objects in a bucket. To facilitate object grouping and to simplify management, the OSS console displays objects whose names end with a forward slash (/) as folders. These objects can be uploaded and downloaded. You can use OSS folders through the OSS console in the same way as you use folders in Windows.
Note

The OSS console displays any objects whose names end with a forward slash (/) as folders, regardless of whether these objects contain data. You can download these objects only by calling an API operation or by using an SDK.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the OSS console.
  2. Click the target bucket.
    • New console: Click Buckets, and then click the name of the target bucket.
    • Old console: In the left-side navigation pane, click the name of the target bucket.
  3. Choose Files > Create Folder.
  4. In the Create Folder dialog box that appears, set Folder Name.
  5. Click OK.