Windows 7/Creating a folder


QUESTION: Hello, in "My Documents", I've created a folder. Then I went into that folder and wish to create another folder.  However, there is no "button" to create a folder.  (I know its doable because I've done it before.) What can I do to create a folder within a folder?  Thanks.

ANSWER: Hello Wing

All you need to do is go in to any folder through your file explorer and RIGHT CLICK and choose NEW FOLDER. This will create a new folder.

Once you have created the folder, just click (or double click if you have double click option turned on) to enter that folder. once in the folder you can RIGHT CLICK and choose NEW FOLDER and create a new folder which will be within the folder you just created. The key is to already be within the folder when you click NEW FOLDER.

I hope this helps


Mike Dacre
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QUESTION: Hi Mike - Thanks you for reply. I went into the folder and right clicked at the top of the folder and didn't see anything that would allow me to create a new folder. Then I went down to the individual files, right clicked and again I didn't see anything that would allow me to create a folder. Am I doing something wrong?

Hello again Wing

When you are in a folder DO NOT right click on any file or other folder that is in that folder. Simply RIGHT CLICK within any part of that folder's available empty space and choose NEW then from the option FOLDER (as opposed to shortcut) . When you do this it will create a new folder and be waiting for you to name it. If you don't name it and just click enter then it will be named 'new folder' . Click on the folder you just named (or if you didn't name it, it will display 'new folder'. Click on this and you will then be in that folder. If you want to create a 'nested folder' within the one you just created then just RIGHT CLICK anywhere within that folder you are now in, as this is the new folder you have just created. When you right click once again choose NEW-FOLDER and then give it a name.  Now you will have a folder within the first folder.


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