Amazon S3 Folder Support

How do I use folders with S3?

Date Entered: 12/14/2010    Last Updated: 12/14/2010

Unfortunately, there is no concept of folders in S3. Typically what is done (and what many other S3 tools do) is to include a "/" in the object name to create a virtual folder structure within a bucket. So you could have the following object names for example:

MyFolder/object1.txt
MyFolder/SubFolder/object2.txt

Since this virtual folder structure is done within the object name itself, it is up to the developer to handle the parsing and maintaining of the "folder" structure.

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