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Tech Tip Tuesday: How to create a folder in Windows

Folder creation

Windows gives you the ability to create folders to keep your files nice and organized. By default, Windows comes with some pre-made folders to organize your content: documents, pictures, videos, desktop, among others.

But did you know you can create your own folders to help keep your files organized?

Here is how to create a folder in Windows

  • Right-click in empty space within File Explorer
  • Click New
  • Click Folder

new folder

A new blank folder will appear. Now you can name it whatever you want.

new folder

You can also create a folder inside a folder, this is known as a sub folder. It helps keep your files organized.

For instance, you might make a folder called Bank and put the name of your bank inside of it.

new folder

Then you can make another folder called statements

new folder

Inside the statements folder you can create a folder for each year.

new folder

This allows you to step through the folders to quickly locate the document or file you are looking for.

Happy Organizing!

I'm Adam, I'm known as Warwagon on the forums. For the past 19 years, I've been operating my own computer repair business. In doing so, I deal with the average computer user on a day-to-day basis.

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