How to Create Folders on the Computer

Folders (or directories) are containers for files that enable you to organize your data. This tutorial will show you how to create your own folders.

There are a number of techniques to create a folder, all of which achieve the same effect.

First Method

  1. Right click on an open area of your desktop, or in an open area of Windows Explorer.
  2. Then left click New
  3. Then left click Folder.

    Make folder on desktop

    Once your folder appears either on your desktop or in Windows Explorer you will notice that the folder name is highlighted. This is giving you the opportunity to name your folder. It is always best to give your folder a very memorable name that accurately describes its contents.

    Name folder on desktop

     
  4. Type in the name you want to give to your newly created folder, and then hit Enter to complete the process.

Second Method

This method is for use in Windows Explorer only.

  1. Open up Windows Explorer ((Hold down the Windows Key and press E) or left click Start/Programs/Accessories/Windows Explorer)
  2. Navigate to the place you where you want your new folder to be created.
  3. Then from the top toolbar click File
  4. Then left click New
  5. Then left click Folder

    Make folder in windows explorer

    Once your folder appears either on your desktop or in Windows Explorer you will notice that the folder name is highlighted. This is giving you the opportunity to name your folder. It is always best to give your folder a very memorable name that accurately describes its contents.

    Name folder in windows explorer

     
  6. Type in the name you want to give to your newly created folder, and then hit Enter to complete the process.