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 an image or picture file.
How to create an 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 an 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 an 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.