How to create a directory or folder
Microsoft 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP users can create a folder several different ways, below is a listing of the different methods to create a folder.
- Open My Computer or Windows Explorer
- Open the drive or folder you wish to create a folder on, for example, the C: drive.
- If you do not wish to create a folder in the root directory, browse to the location you wish to create a folder, and then click File, then Folder; or right-click on a blank portion of the folder, click New and click Folder.
- Get to the Windows Desktop.
- Right-click on any blank portion of the Desktop.
- In the menu that appears (like that shown in the picture to the right) click New and the Folder.
- A new folder will appear, type the name of the folder you want to use and then press enter.
Windows command line
See the below MS-DOS and Windows command line users section for information about creating a directory in the Windows command line.
To create a directory in MS-DOS or the Windows command line use the md or mkdir MS-DOS command. For example, in the example below we are creating a new directory called hope in the current directory.
To create a directory in Linux, Unix, or any variant use the mkdir Linux and Unix command. For example, in the example below we are creating a new directory called hope in the current directory.
- Open File manager
- Open the folder you wish to create a folder in, and then click File and click new folder.
See the above MS-DOS users section for information about creating a directory in MS-DOS.