How to Create New Folders on Your Desktop

By Techwalla Contributor

Too often, your desktop can become cluttered by documents and files. There are easy ways to create a new folder on your desktop to keep your items organized and easy to access. Whether you have a notebook or desktop, the method used to create a new folder is the same (as long as you are using a version of Windows).

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Mouse

Step 1

Use the mouse to right click anywhere on your desktop. (You might need to minimize open windows to get to your desktop).

Step 2

Hover your mouse over the word "New" on the menu that appears.

Step 3

Select "Folder" from the menu. A folder icon will appear on your desktop.

Step 4

Right-click on the folder icon and choose "Rename." Type a name for the folder and press Enter.

Step 5

Using your mouse, drag and drop the desired files into the folder. You can create as many of these desktop folders as necessary.