Folders are a convenient way to store and organize files on your computer. For example, you'll probably want to create folders within the Documents and Pictures folders to help you manage your files. You can create any number of folders and even store folders inside other folders. Folders located inside other folders are often called subfolders.

  1. Go to the location (either a folder or the desktop) where you want to create a new folder.

  2. Right-click a blank area on the desktop or in the folder window, point to New, and then click Folder.

  3. Type a name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.

The new folder you created appears in the location you specified.


  • You can reduce the number of folders you need to create if you learn how to find and organize your files using saved searches instead. For more information, see Save your search results.