How to Create a New Folder in Windows 7

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Creating a Folder

  1. Navigate to the location where you want to place the new folder.

  2. Right-click and select New.
    Select New

  3. Select Folder.
    Select Folder

  4. The folder will be displayed, with the default name "New folder."
    New Folder

  5. To change the name, type the new name for the folder and then press Enter.
    Renamed Folder

Most of the time, you will want to use a specific program to create a new file. For example, if you want to create a new Word document, you would simply open Word and it would display a new, blank document. Once you create your new file, you need to save it.

Saving a New File

  1. Select the Save option.Save

  2. In the Save As dialog box, type a new file name for your file.
    Save As Dialog Box

  3. Click Save.
    Click Save

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.