Removing New+Folder from Document Libraries
Question: How can you remove the New + Folder menu command that is automatically added to some document libraries?
Answer: You will notice that the New + Folder menu command is added to some lists (typically document libraries) but not others (for examples, lists). This is determined by the template used to create the list / library.
There have been, and still are, many discussions about whether folders should be used in lists and libraries. Many believe that views should be used to group items together based on one or more columns in the list. This has the flexibility of allowing users to select how they want items to be grouped.
Anyway, to remove or add the New + Folder menu command:
1. Select the Settings + Document Library Settings for the list.
2. Select Advanced Settings.
3. Select Yes or No for ‘Display “New Folder” command on the New menu?’
4. Click OK.