Basic Computing 1 – Creating New Folders
A comment from a reader in response to a recent article reminded me how tech writers (myself included) tend to forget that some less proficient computer users might struggle with basic operations… operations that we tend to take for granted. With that in mind, I decided to compile a series of guides, specifically for less proficient users, detailing some of the most common basic procedures. This is the first in the series.
There are many reasons why users might need to create new folders including to save/store files on a new external drive, to separate and identify different files within an existing folder or directory. Here’s how:
Creating New Folders
Open the folder, directory, or drive where you want to create the new folder. Right-click any blank space inside that window and select New > Folder:
You will now see a New folder listed:
Type in an appropriate name for the new folder (specific to the contents), then left-click or hit Enter.
For example; say you have photos of a special occasion — let’s call it Anne’s Wedding — and you want to keep those photos separate from the rest. You would open the Pictures directory (folder) and create a new folder called Anne’s Wedding in which to save those photos: