How to Create a New Folder in Windows 10
To store new information in Windows 10 — notes for your autobiography, for example — you create a new folder, think up a name for the new folder, and start stuffing it with files.
To create a new folder quickly, click Home from the folder’s toolbar buttons and choose New Folder from the Ribbon: A folder appears, ready for you to type in its name.
If the menus seem to be hiding, though, here’s a quick and foolproof method:
Right-click inside your folder (or on the desktop) and choose New.
The all-powerful right-click shoots a menu out the side.
When you choose Folder, shown here, a new folder quickly appears, waiting for you to type a new name.Right-click where you want a new folder to appear, choose New, and select Folder from the menu.
Type a new name for the folder.
A newly created folder bears the boring name of New Folder. When you begin typing, Windows quickly erases the old name and fills in your new name. Done? Save the new name by either pressing Enter or clicking somewhere away from the name you’ve just typed.
If you mess up the name and want to try again, right-click the folder, choose Rename, and start over.
Certain symbols are banned from folder (and file) names, but you never have trouble when using plain old letters and numbers for names.
Shrewd observers notice that Windows offers to create many more things than just a folder when you click the New button. Right-click inside a folder anytime you want to create a new shortcut or other common items.
Cautious observers may remark that their right-click menu looks different than the one shown. There’s nothing wrong; programs often add their own items to the right-click menus, making the menu look different on different PCs.