How to Create a Folder on Windows 10

It is always to a good practice to organize your files and other resources on your system. Whether it is on Desktop or Downloads, it is very tedious to search for a file in an disorganized system. File searching is easier when you sort the files in folders or make folders to keep it in a place by maintaining a good naming convention. You can sort or filter your files or folders by names, number or date order accordingly. Let us see how to create a folder on Windows 10 to keep things sorted on your laptop.


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How to Create a folder on Windows 10

There are many methods with which we can create a folder on Windows 10. Let us see one by one.

Method 1: Create a folder by using Keyboard shortcuts

 


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You can create a folder either on Desktop or inside any other drive or inside other folders.

Lets say, we want to create a folder on Desktop for better sorting files on Desktop.

  • First of all, go to Desktop background by clicking on it.
  • Just simply Press CTRL + SHIFT + N together.
  • As the New folder icon is generated on the Desktop now, you can rename it now or later also.

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Method 2: Create a Folder from the Context Menu

First, we will show you how to create a new folder on Desktop.

  1. Go to Desktop background and right click.
  2. Then Hover over New from the context menu.
  3. Click on Folder from the list.
  4. A New Folder is created on Desktop and you can rename it accordingly.

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Now lets see how to create a folder in drives. For example, D:\ or E:\ drive. We shall skip creating folders in C: drive to save our files because in case of system crash, all the files stored in the C: drive gets lost.

  1. Double-click on This PC from the Desktop.
  2. Then, Select any drive other than C:\ drive. Eg.:- D:\. And hit Enter key.
  3. Inside the Drive, Right Click on the background and hover over New.
  4. Then Click on Folder from the list of Context menu.
  5. A New folder is created in the drive which you can name it later also if you want.

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Method 3: Make a New Folder from the Ribbon menu

  • Press Windows logo key + E together to open the File Explorer.
  • Then, go to the drive or any folder inside which you want to create a new folder.
  • After that, Click on Home tab from the Menu bar.
  • Then in the Ribbon menu of Home, Click New folder option.
  • Now, A New folder is created in the drive which you can name it for better organization as shown in the below picture.

 

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These are the methods which you can use to create a new folder in Windows 10.

Hope this article was helpful to you. Please leave a comment if in doubt.

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