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Create a Folder in Windows 10 – Instructions

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Create a Folder in Windows 10 - Instructions: A picture of a user creating a new folder in Windows 10.

Create a Folder in Windows 10: Overview

            It is possible to create a folder in Windows 10 after you begin to create and save files. You can create a folder in Windows 10, and also create subfolders, to help you organize your saved materials. You can create a folder in Windows 10 within almost any other folder you can access though File Explorer. It may also be possible to do this on shared network drives, if you have the required network permission to create folders.

            To create a folder in Windows, first open the folder within which to create a new folder in File Explorer. Doing that then shows its contents in the pane at the right. Then click the “Home” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “New folder” button within the “New” button group.

Create a Folder in Windows 10 - Instructions: A picture of a user creating a new folder in Windows 10.

Create a Folder in Windows 10 – Instructions: A picture of a user creating a new folder in Windows 10.

            Windows then creates a new folder within the right pane. It also highlights the name, which is “New folder,” by default. You then need to type the name to give to the folder. To then set the new folder’s name, click outside of the folder’s name box into the blank area of the window. Alternatively, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

Create a Folder in Windows 10: Instructions

  1. To create a folder in Windows 10, first open the folder within which to create a new folder in File Explorer.
  2. Doing that then shows its contents in the pane at the right.
  3. Then click the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
  4. Then click the “New folder” button within the “New” button group.
  5. Windows then creates a new folder within the right pane.
  6. It also highlights the name, which is “New folder,” by default.
  7. To set the new folder’s name, click outside of the folder’s name box into the blank area of the window.
  8. Alternatively, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

Create a Folder in Windows 10: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Creating a New Folder,” shows how to create a new folder in Windows 10. If you want to learn more about using Windows, this video lesson is from our complete Windows tutorial, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

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