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Shortcut Key To Create A New Folder On Windows And Mac

How to Create a New Folder with Shortcut Windows 10/8/7

You can easily create a new folder with a keyboard shortcut in Windows 10/8/7.

At the computer desktop screen, you can press Ctrl + Shift + N keys at the keyboard at the same time to automatically create a new folder on your desktop.

This new folder shortcut key combination can not only create a new folder on desktop, it also works in File Explorer. You can open the File Explorer and go to the particular location to create a new folder by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N simultaneously.

Using keyboard shortcuts can do many things more quickly. You can create keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 for various programs and open them quickly with the keyboard hotkeys next time.

Aside from using new folder shortcut, you can also create a new folder on Windows 10/8/7 computer by right-clicking the black space of desktop screen and click New -> Folder.

You can also create a new folder with Command Prompt in Windows 10.

Learn how to open a file/folder in Command Prompt (cmd) on Windows 10. Step-by-step guide is included. Read More

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Copy, paste, and other general keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this Ctrl + X Cut the selected item. Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy the selected item. Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste the selected item. Ctrl + Z Undo an action. Alt + Tab Switch between open apps. Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app. Windows logo key  + L Lock your PC. Windows logo key  + D Display and hide the desktop. F2 Rename the selected item. F3 Search for a file or folder in File Explorer. F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer. F5 Refresh the active window. F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app. Alt + F8 Show your password on the sign-in screen. Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened. Alt + underlined letter Perform the command for that letter. Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item. Alt + Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window. Alt + Left arrow Go back. Alt + Right arrow Go forward. Alt + Page Up Move up one screen. Alt + Page Down Move down one screen. Ctrl + F4 Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time). Ctrl + A Select all items in a document or window. Ctrl + D (or Delete) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin. Ctrl + R (or F5) Refresh the active window. Ctrl + Y Redo an action. Ctrl + Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word. Ctrl + Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word. Ctrl + Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph. Ctrl + Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph. Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps. Alt + Shift + arrow keys When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified. Ctrl + Shift + arrow keys When a tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it into another tile to create a folder. Ctrl + arrow keys Resize the Start menu when it’s open. Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop. Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text. Ctrl + Esc Open Start. Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager. Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available. Ctrl + Spacebar Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off. Shift + F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document. Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first. Right arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. Left arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. Esc Stop or leave the current task. PrtScn Take a screenshot of your whole screen and copy it to the clipboard.  Note You can change this shortcut so it also opens  screen snipping, which lets you edit your screenshot. Select Start  > Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and turn on the toggle under Print Screen shortcut. Use PrtScn key to open screen snipping

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with items on the desktop taskbar. Press this key To do this Shift + click a taskbar button Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar button Open a program as an administrator Shift + right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the program Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group

Game Bar Shortcuts

  • Open Game bar when a game is open: Windows + G
  • Record the last 30 seconds: Windows + ALT + G
  • Start/Stop recording: Windows + ALT + R
  • Take screenshot of the game: Windows + ALT + PRINT SCREEN
  • Show/Hide recording timer: Windows + ALT + T
  • Turn microphone on/off: Windows + ALT + M
  • Start/Stop broadcasting: Windows + ALT + B
  • Show camera while broadcasting: Windows + ALT + W

What are shortcut keys to create new folders in Windows 10?

Normally, we right-click in order to create a new folder. On Desktop, you can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty area, choosing New, and choosing Folder. But Windows 10, as well as 8 and 7, lets you create folders with a keyboard shortcut. Simply press Ctrl + Shift + N and you can see the new folder automatically created on your Desktop and ready for file storage or renaming.

This shortcut works on File Explorer just as well. Simply open the File Explorer (or location where you want a new folder created), press Ctrl + Shift + N, and the new folder crops up in no time.

How about if you want to create a folder in the File Explorer and you want to create it on your desktop at the same time? It’s simple: press Windows key + D. You’ll find that all folders or programs will be minimized and Desktop is the only one open. Follow the earlier steps we showed you and that’s it.

While this shortcut works in Windows 8 and 7, it won’t do so on Windows XP. If you’re a Windows XP user and you seek to create a new folder on Desktop via keyboard shortcuts, hold the Alt + F keys, and then release them before quickly pressing the W key, followed by F.

Windows Logo Key Shortcuts (Commonly Used)

  • Wake PC from black or blank screen: Windows + CTRL + SHIFT + B
  • Turn on Narrator: Windows + CTRL + Enter
  • Display System Properties dialog box: Windows + Pause
  • Search for PCs on a network: Windows + CTRL + F
  • Open Emoji panel: Windows + period (.) or semicolon (;)
  • Open Ease of Access Center: Windows + U
  • Switch through apps on taskbar: Windows + T
  • Take a partial screenshot of your screen: SHIFT + S
  • Open Run dialog box: Windows + R
  • Choose presentation display mode: Windows + P
  • Switch input between Windows Mixed Reality and desktop: Windows + Y
  • Minimize all windows: Windows + M

Duplicate a Folder or any Application in a Computer?

  • Click and hold down the left mouse button on the folder or any application
  • Then drag it to create a duplicate.

Method #2: Create a new folder by right-clicking

If you don’t remember the keyboard shortcut (or you just prefer using the mouse):

1. Navigate to the location where you want to create the folder.

2. Right-click on a blank space in the folder location. Take care with this: If you right-click on an existing item in the folder, you’ll get the wrong menu.

3. Select New then Folder from the contextual menu. Windows will create the new folder at your current location.

4. Enter your desired folder name to replace “New folder” and hit Enter.

You can create folders on the Desktop using this method too. Right-click on a blank space on the Desktop, then go to New > Folder.

Windows XP Shortcut Keys to Create a New Folder

The keyboard shortcut key combination is this: Alt+F, W, F. Translated that means:

  • Hold down the Alt key while pressing the letter F.
  • Let go of both the Alt key and letter F and then press the letter W followed by the letter F in quick succession.

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