How to Create New Folders Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
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And now something for all of you who like to use keyboard shortcuts more than moving and clicking the mouse. In this short article, we’re going to show you how to easily create new folder with just a few keyboard buttons.
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You can create new folder on Desktop by right-clicking on it> New> Folder, but there’s even a quicker way to create a new folder in Windows. Just press Ctrl + Shift + N and the new folder will automatically be created on your Desktop, ready to be renamed or to store some of your important files.

This shortcut doesn’t work just on Desktop, because you can create a new folder in the File Explorer, as well. Method is the same, just open the File Explorer or location where you want to create a new folder, press Ctrl, Shift and N at the same time and the new folder will be created in seconds.

Here’s another useful tip: if you want to create a folder in the File Explorer, and then you also want to create it on your desktop, just press Windows key + D, and all folders or programs will be minimized, leaving you just with Desktop open. Then just do as we showed you in this article, and you’re good to go.

This shortcut also works in Windows 8 and Windows 7, as Microsoft decided not to change it in Windows 10, but it won’t work in Windows XP. If you want to create a new folder on Desktop in Windows XP, using just keyboard shortcuts, you’ll have to try a different combination of keys. To create a new folder in Windows XP, you have to hold Alt + F keys first, and then release them and quckly press W key, followed by F.

That would be all, now you know how to create a new folder in Windows, using just a couple of keys of your keyboard.

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