How to Create New Folders on Your Desktop

Keep your desktop organized by creating folders.

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).

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer

  • Mouse

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