A folder is a location where you can store your files. You can create any number of folders and even store folders inside other folders (subfolders). Here’s how to create a new folder:
Go to the location (such as a folder or the desktop) where you want to create a new folder.
Right-click a blank area on the desktop or in the folder window, point to New, and then click Folder.
Type a name for the new folder, and then press Enter.
The new folder will appear in the location you specified.
If you create a new folder in a library (such as Documents), the folder will be created inside that library's default save location (for example, My Documents).
Libraries let you store your folders on different hard disks (such as external hard drives), and then access them all from one window. For more information about organizing folders using libraries, see Include folders in a library.
You can use saved searches to reduce the number of folders you need to create. This makes it easier to find your files in folders that include many items. For more information, see Save a search.
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.
Go to the location (either a folder or the desktop) where you want to create a new folder.
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.
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