After using your Windows 7 computer for a significant amount of time, it is likely that you will have accumulated a large number of files. These can be scattered throughout various locations on your computer, such as your Document, Pictures, and Videos folders, as well as your Desktop. But as the number of files grows, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for.
One way to improve your file organization is with the use of folders. You can create a folder in almost any location in Windows 7, which will allow you to place related files within that folder so that they are easier to find.
Creating a New Folder on the Windows 7 Desktop
The steps in this guide will show you how to create and name a new folder on your Windows 7 Desktop. However, you can use this same method to create a new folder in other locations on your computer as well, such as your Documents folder, your Pictures folder, or any other folder where you would like to add another level of organization.
- Navigate to your computer Desktop. You can do this by closing or minimizing each open window, or by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting the Show the desktop option.
- Right-click in an open spot on the Desktop, click New, then click Folder. There should now be a folder on your desktop with the label New folder.
- Start typing a name for the folder to replace the default name with one that is more useful for the types of files that you will be adding to the folder. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to apply the new folder name.
If you decide that you want to change the name of the folder, then you can do so by clicking the folder once to select it, then pressing the F2 key at the top of your keyboard.
If you are having difficulty with the way that files or folders are displayed on your Windows 7 computer, then learn about some of the more important Windows 7 file and folder options. These tips can be beneficial when you are having issues related to hidden files or file extensions.