Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Folders and Files
Creating a Folder Using Windows Explorer
In the left pane, click the drive or folder where you want to create a folder.
Click File on the menu bar, point to New, and then click Folder ( or right-click a blank
area in the folder window, point to New, and then click Folder).
Type a name for the folder, and then press the Enter key.
Now you can create three folders in your Tutorial folder as you planned—the Graphics,
Job Hunt, and Playground folders. The Windows Explorer window should show the con-
tents of the Tutorial folder in List view.
To create folders using Windows Explorer:
1. Click File on the menu bar, point to New to display the submenu, and then click
Folder . A folder icon with the label “New Folder” appears in the right pane, and the
expand icon appears next to the Tutorial folder because it now contains a subfolder. See
Creating a folder in the Tutorial folder
folder name is selected and
ready for you to replace
Trouble? If the “New Folder” name is not selected, right-click the new folder, click
Rename, and then continue with Step 2.
Windows uses “New Folder” as a placeholder, and selects the text so that you can replace
it with the name you want.
2. Type Graphics as the folder name, and then press the Enter key. The new folder is named
“Graphics” and is the selected item in the right pane.
You are ready to create a second folder. This time you’ll use a shortcut menu to create a folder.
3. Right-click a blank area next to the Graphics folder, point to New on the shortcut menu,
and then click Folder . A folder icon with the label “New Folder” appears in the right pane
with the “New Folder” text selected.
4. Type Job Hunt as the name of the new folder, and then press the Enter key.
5. Using the menu bar or the shortcut menu, create a folder named Playground . The Tutorial
folder contains three new subfolders.