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How do you create a new folder on a hard drive?

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2009-04-09 22:54:36
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Create A New Folder Folders are the basic organizational building blocks of any computer system. Without folders it would be virtually impossible to keep track of all the files that are found on even the smallest system. New folders can be created just about anywhere, but three methods are shown below. New Folder On Desktop - Right click anywhere on an open area of the desktop. Select New and then click Folder. A new folder with the default name New Folder will be created on the desktop. Either accept the default name New Folder (bad idea) by hitting the enter key or type a new name for the folder (good idea) and then hit enter on the keyboard. New Folder Using Windows Explorer in Task View Once again, make sure you're in the location where the new folder is to be created. In this case I'm using the same location that was used in the previous example; the root of the C drive as shown in the Address bar. In the File and Folder Tasks section, click the Make a New Folder selection. The New Folder is created in the right hand pane as shown in the second screen capture. Note that the File and Folder Tasks section also expands to include new entries relative to what can be done with the folder just created.

now create a new folder using the Windows Explorer. So do the following:

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Click once with your Left mouse button on the letter C in the left hand pane of the Windows Explorer

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On the menu bar across the top that has File, Edit, View, Go, Click the File option once with your Left mouse button

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From the menu that drops down, move your mouse pointer to New

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A sub menu appears

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Click the word "Folder" once with your left Mouse button

A New folder will be created on your C Drive. The new folder will appear right at the bottom of all of your other folders and files, under the last one. So you might have to scroll across to see it. You can tell it's your new folder because it says, quite helpfully, "New Folder".

When you clicked "Folder", a new folder was created. But it appears right at the end of your list folders and files, in the right-hand pane of Windows Explorer. That's why you might need to scroll down or across in order to see it.

The words "New Folder" will be highlighted. It's highlighted so that you can rename it. After all, "New Folder" is not very descriptive. So go ahead and type in a new name for your folder. Type "wpProjects".

If nothing happens when you try to type a new name for your folder, do the following:

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Click on your new folder, but click on the folder with your right hand mouse button

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A menu appears

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From the menu, click once with your Left mouse button on the word Rename

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Type a new name for your folder

You have now created a new folder in the root folder of your C Drive. You can use this same technique to create a new folder inside any of the folders on your C Drive. If you make a mistake and decide you don't want this new folder, you can always choose the Delete options from the menu above, instead of Rename.

But one more thing to notice about the Windows Explorer. In the left hand side, you see a lot of plus signs in a square box.

Clicking one of these plus signs will expand your selection. The image on the left below show a plus sign before it is clicked, and on the right afterwards.

The plus sign turns into a minus sign. But the plus sign indicates that there are more folders inside the one that has the plus sign. When you click the plus sign, it will expand to show you all the folders inside a main folder. You can click on any of these folders to see what is inside it.

As for the files inside the folders - try double clicking on one and see what happens. Don't worry: you won't do any harm!

What we're going to do now is to move that new folder we just created, and put it inside our "My Documents" folder. We'll start that in the next part.

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