Quickly Create New Folders In Windows 7

Quickly Create New Folders In Windows 7

Windows 7: To create new folders in Windows, you have a few options: you could right-click, go to New, then click Folder, or you could mouse over to the “New Folder” button in the taskbar in Windows Explorer, but both are more time consuming that this simple shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+N.

Hit those keys together to quickly create a new folder on your desktop or in Windows Explorer. This is a new shortcut for Windows 7.

An alternate shortcut for users of previous Windows versions is right-click > W > F (similar to the right-click > W > T shortcut for quickly creating a new text document).

If you’re a keyboard ninja and have Windows 7, however, Ctrl+Shift+N may be (or become) one of your favourite keyboard shortcuts. (For Mac users, Command+Shift+N also creates new folders, in Finder. For all platforms, Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N has a different result in Google Chrome: it opens a new browser window in incognito or private browsing mode.)

Shortcut of the Day highlights a great shortcut on various platforms from the desktop to mobile devices to the web. You can find more shortcuts here.


  • There’s a reason I really loved Windows 3.1, it allowed me to use a mouse to do a lot of the remembering for me! In DOS I had to remember all the commands to get anything done, which was probably good for my memory in the long run, but a pain in the arse when you forgot that important command.!! Fortunately…. Windows got easier and easier to use and now there’s no way I’d remember all those bloody commands, Heh heh that’s for noids. #]

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