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Create Remote Directory

Automation Workshop includes the Create Remote Directory Action that can make a directory on a remote server. The new directories can be created using FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols, or on cloud storages, such as Amazon S3 storage, DigitalOcean Spaces, Google Cloud Platform Storage.

The Create Remote Directory Action is usually combined with other FTP & Cloud Actions, for instance, the Upload File, Synchronize Directories, and Remote SSH Command Actions. If a multi-level directory name is provided, the missing intermediate directories are automatically created.

Features & highlights

  • Create a remote directory with a name as current date.
  • Create intermediate directories if ones don't exist.
  • Automatically create directories with date, time, or other variables in their name.
  • Supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and DigitalOcean Spaces servers.
  • Use the Ensure Remote Directory Action to create a directory only if it does not already exist.

Usage examples


  • Directory · Make a directory on a remote server.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Create Remote Directory integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Create Remote Directory variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Create Remote Directory Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «CRD» shortcut.

Smart create!

The Ensure Remote Directory Action streamlines the classical approach to automation. Instead of using the "if a directory does not exist, create it" method, this smart Action ensures that a directory is in a specified state—exists, does not exist, or is empty.

Local create? Easy!

To create folders on your local machine or network shares, use the Create Folder or Ensure Folder Action.

For complete multi-server remote management (workflows, logs, etc.), use the remote tools and flexible deployment features.


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