I am trying to create a new directory in /pub/media/import folder. Creating a directory works with mkdir() but I'm having issues with folder persmission rights.

How would I create a directory with Magento\Framework\Filesystem?

My current code:

private function createImagesDir()
    if ( ! file_exists($this->directoryList->getPath('media').'/import/images')) {
        mkdir($this->directoryList->getPath('media').'/import/images','775', true);

you can use \Magento\Framework\Filesystem\Io\File.
Either inject an instance of it in your class or instantiate it manually using new.
Then do this:

/** @var \Magento\Framework\Filesystem\Io\File $io **/
$io->mkdir($this->directoryList->getPath('media').'/import/images', 0775);

Also, the problem might be because your rights say '775' as string. Try changing it to 0775.


Check Magento\Framework\Filesystem\Io\File , there already is a specific method checkAndCreateFolder .


Sometimes less is more.

The simplest option is to not specify the file permissions.

Leave it to the webserver to create a folder it can read using the default umask.

For example:

private $file;
private $dir;

public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\Filesystem\Io\File $file,
    \Magento\Framework\Filesystem\DirectoryList $dir,
) {
    $this->file = $file;
    $this->dir = $dir;

private function getImageImportFolder()
    $images = $this->dir->getPath('media').'/import/images';
    if ( ! file_exists($images)) {
    return $images . '/';

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