This article explains how to work with folders and other Workspace objects.
Folders contain all static assets within a Workspace: notebooks, libraries, experiments, and other folders. Icons indicate the type of the object contained in a folder. Click a folder name to open or close the folder and view its contents.
To perform an action on a folder, click the at the right side of a folder and select a menu item.
A Databricks Workspace has three special folders: Workspace, Shared, and Users. You cannot rename or move a special folder.
To navigate to the Workspace root folder:
- Click the or icon.
- Click the icon.
The Workspace root folder is a container for all of your organization’s Databricks static assets.
Within the Workspace root folder:
- Documentation, Release Notes, and Training & Tutorials are links to different sections in the documentation.
- the Shared folder is for sharing objects across your organization. Everyone has full permissions for all objects in Shared.
- the Users folder contains a folder for each registered user.
By default, the Workspace root folder and all of its contained objects are available to all users. You can control who can manage and access objects by enabling workspace access control and setting permissions.
To sort all objects alphabetically or by type (folder, notebook, library, experiment) across all folders click the to the right of the Workspace folder and select Sort > [Alphabetical | Type]:
Each user has a home folder for their notebooks and libraries:
If workspace access control is enabled, by default objects in this folder are private to that user.
When you remove a user, the user’s home folder is retained.
The objects stored in the Workspace root folder are folders, notebooks, libraries, and experiments. To perform an action on a Workspace object, right-click the object or click the at the right side of an object.
From the drop-down menu you can:
- If the object is a folder:
- Clone the object.
- Rename the object.
- Move the object to another folder.
- Move the object to Trash. See Delete an object.
- Export a folder or notebook as a Databricks archive.
- If the object is a notebook, copy the notebook’s file path.
- If you have Workspace access control enabled, set permissions on the object.
To search the Workspace for an object, click the Search icon in the sidebar and type a search string in the Search Workspace field. As you type, objects whose name contains the search string are listed.
You can access recently used objects by clicking the Recents icon in the sidebar or the Recents column on the Workspace landing page.
The Recents list is cleared after deleting the browser cache and cookies.
To move an object, you can drag-and-drop the object or click the or at the right side of the object and select Move:
To move all the objects inside a folder to another folder, select the Move action on the source folder and select the Move all items in ‘<folder-name>’ rather than the folder itself checkbox.
To delete a folder, notebook, library or experiment, click the or at the right side of the object and select Move to Trash. The Trash folder is automatically emptied (purged) after 30 days.
You can permanently delete an object in the Trash by selecting the to the right of the object and selecting Delete Immediately.
You can permanently delete all objects in the Trash by selecting the to the right of the Trash folder and selecting Empty Trash.