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Windows XP

Working with Folders

Folders are a storage area for files, generally created to keep similar files together and to improve file management. Working with folders is similar to working with files. The primary difference is that you are working with a storage location for specific files.

NOTE: These instructions refer to MY COMPUTERMy Computeron the Desktop. Instead of the text MY COMPUTER, you may see your username followed by the computer name.

return to topCreating Folders

Creating a new folder is a valuable technique for organizing and separating files.

  1. On the Desktop, right click MY COMPUTER » select Explore
    Windows Explorer

  2. Open the drive/folder that you want to create a new folder in by double clicking on it

  3. Click in a blank space so that nothing is selected
    NOTE: The new folder will be created in the folder that has its contents displayed on the right side of the screen.

  4. From the File menu, select New » Folder
    The icon for the folder will appear in the contents listing.

  5. Replace the New Folder name by typing an appropriate name for the folder

  6. Press [Enter]

return to topManaging Folders

The process for copying, deleting, moving, and renaming folders is the same as Working with Files.

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