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Create a New Folder in Windows 8- Tutorial

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Create a New Folder in Windows 8: Overview

            In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new folder in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. After you begin to create and save files in Windows, you may want to create additional folders and subfolders to help you organize your saved materials. You can create a new folder in Windows 8 within almost any other folder on your computer’s hard drive. Sometimes you may also do this on shared network drives, assuming that you have the required network permission to do so.

            To create a new folder in Windows 8, first open the folder within which you want to create a subfolder in File Explorer, so that its contents are displayed in the pane at the right. Then click the “New folder” button within the “New” button group on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.

Create a New Folder in Windows 8- Tutorial: A picture of the "New Folder" button in the "New" button group on the "Home" tab in the Ribbon in "File Explorer" within Windows 8.1.

Create a New Folder in Windows 8- Tutorial: A picture of the “New Folder” button in the “New” button group on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon in “File Explorer” within Windows 8.1.

            Windows will create a new folder within the right pane and highlight the name, which is “New folder,” by default. You simply need to type the name that you want to give to the folder and then click outside of the folder’s name box into the blank area of the window, or press the “Enter” key on your keyboard, to set the new folder’s name.

Create a New Folder in Windows 8: Instructions

  1. To create a new folder in Windows 8, open “File Explorer” by clicking its shortcut button in the Taskbar at the bottom of the Desktop.
  2. Navigate to the folder in File Explorer, within which you want to create a subfolder, so that its contents are displayed in the pane at the right.
  3. Click the “New folder” button within the “New” button group on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon at the top of the “File Explorer” window.
  4. Windows will create a new folder within the right pane and highlight the name, which is “New folder,” by default.
  5. To set the new folder’s name, type the name that you want to give to the folder and then click outside of the folder’s name box into the blank area of the window, or press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

Create a New Folder in Windows 8: Video Lesson

            You can watch the following video lesson, titled “Creating a New Folder,” to see how you can create a new folder in Windows 8.1. The process is the same for Windows 8, too. This video lesson is from our introductory windows course, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.8.1.”

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