I do not see the Connections->18c (as you can see from the picture I posted).
Please check with Windows 10, 64-bit. SQL Developer 19.1, 64-bit with JDK included.
Version 19.1.0.094.2042 April 10, 2019
Windows 64-bit with JDK 8 included
Right, you have your folders, I have mine.
I showed you how it can work in 19.1. Have you tried the same?
I think OP is trying to move an existing connection, that is already mapped to a folder, to a different "new" folder. So, if I chose a connection that is already mapped to a folder > right-click > select "Move to Folder" > click on the new folder icon > it doesn't create a new folder at the root level. The new folder is created as a sub folder. (I don't know if this was the same behavior in previous releases)
thatJeffSmith-Oracle 's screenshots works if I try to move an existing (unfolderized?) connection to a new folder at the root level.
Wasn't clear how or what OP was doing...that's why I replied with exact how I tried to reproduce their issue. Waiting for them to reply in kind.
I am trying to move an existing connection already in a folder. There is no option to create a new folder at root level. It was possible in 18.2, so why remove that functionality in 19.1?
It works but not a very smooth way of doing something so easy. Again, not sure why Oracle keeps messing with things which work fine. It is not even documented. It also messed up the connection I was trying to move. I was able to create the folder at root level, but the connection I was trying to move now shows a folder icon again it and nothing happens when I try to expand it or to connect to it. Unacceptable.
>> but the connection I was trying to move now shows a folder icon again it and nothing happens when I try to expand it or to connect to it. Unacceptable.
I would agree.
You moved a connection to a new folder, and now the connection isn't a connection anymore? What happens if you try to open the properties?
>>Again, not sure why Oracle keeps messing with things which work fine
Unfortunately, they didn't work fine.
Users wanted the ability to have folders, but also unlimited nested collections of folders for their thousands of connections. And they wanted it for the DBA panel as well.
That required a complete redo, and in the meantime we also updated the GUI for connections themselves and also changed out the underlying data format from XML to JSON.
This could be easier, the developer and I both agree, and in less than 3 months, we'll have another update.