How do I create a computer file?

This all depends on the type of file you want to create. This document will explain how to create some of the more common types of files on a computer.

How to create a text file.
How to create a image or picture file.
How to create a XLS or spreadsheet file.
How to create a Word processor or DOC file.
How to create an audio file.
How to create a batch file.
How to create a file in MS-DOS or Windows command line
How to create a file in Linux and Unix.
How to create a compressed file or ZIP file.

How to create a text file

Open a text editor such as Notepad or WordPad create the text document you want to create and then save the file as a new text file.

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From within Windows right-click in the area you want to create the file. For example, right click on the Desktop to create a new text file on the Desktop. From the drop-down menu that appears New and then choose Text Document.

How to create a image or picture file

To create an image or picture you must use an Image editor program. See our listing of image editors for a listing of programs capable of editing and creating new images.

How to create a XLS or spreadsheet file

To create a spreadsheet requires a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel or one of the many free spreadsheet programs.

How to create a Word processor or DOC file

To create a DOC or Word processor file requires a Word processor such as Microsoft Word or one of the many free word processor programs.

How to create an audio file

To create a new audio file we suggest the free Audacity program.

Additional information

  • See the create and file definition for additional information about creating on the computer.