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Generate an Unused Name for a New Folder

Updated: October 9, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Generates an unused name to use for a new folder.

URI Template

POST services/builtin/FileOperationService.svc/folder?path={path}&language={language}

A network path that begins with the server name, in the format /ServerName/FolderPath.

The language/region code (such as en-us) of the new folder name.

Sample Request

POST https://www.contoso.com/services/builtin/FileOperationService.svc/folder?path=servername/Company/abc123&language=en-us HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
Cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId=********************
Canary: *********************
Host: domainname
Content-Length: 0

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
<string xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/">New Folder</string>

Error Codes


Error Code Error Message


The language/region code is not valid, or the path is too long or has unsupported characters (such as *\|"<>).


Access is denied to the requested resource.


The path does not exist.

See Also

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