How to Create a Folder in Android and Windows 10

In this post, we'll see how to create a folder in Android and Windows 10. Also, we'll see how to create an app folder in Android. Let's get started.

Create a Folder in Android

You can create a folder in Android by using an inbuilt file manager (the one that comes with Android) or third-party file manager.

Let's see how to do this task using both these file managers.

Inbuilt File Manager

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    Open the file manager.
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    Go to the location where you want a new folder.
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    If the location you chose has no folder, then you need to tap "+" icon at the top.
+ icon

Note: If the location you chose has a folder, then you need to tap the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) > Create new folder.

Create new folder option
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    Now, you can see "New Folder" popup where you can change the folder name if you wish. Tap "OK."
New Folder popup

Third-Party File Manager

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    Install and open ES File Explorer File Manager app.
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    Go to the location you want.
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    Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Now, tap New > Folder.
Folder option
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    In the popup, change the folder name if you wish and then tap "OK."
Popup with the new name

Create App Folder in Android

App Folder is a folder that contains app shortcuts and here's how you can create it in Android:

Long press the app shortcut you want on the home screen. In our instance, it is Facebook.

Drag and drop it on another app shortcut you want. In our instance, it is Facebook Messenger.

That is all. Now, you can see an app folder on the home screen.

By default, the app folder's name is "Unnamed Folder." If you prefer, you can rename it.

To do that, tap the app folder and then tap "Unnamed Folder." Now, you can enter the name you want and then hit the "Back" button. After the rename, you can see the name inside of and beneath the app folder.

App folder with its name beneath it

Here are some other important things to note:

  • Drag and drop the app shortcut that you want to add in the app folder you want.
  • An app folder contains at least two app shortcuts.
  • You can create as many app folders as you want.
  • To remove an app shortcut from app folder - First, open app folder and then drag and drop the app shortcut on the home screen or remove it entirely from the home screen.
  • To remove an app folder, drag and drop the app shortcuts from the app folder to the home screen.
  • Alternatively, you can remove app folder by removing it entirely (long press the app folder, you can see "Remove" option at top, drag and drop the app folder on the "Remove" option). When you follow this method, not only the app folder but the app shortcuts within it also get deleted.

Create a Folder in Windows 10

Here, we'll see five different ways to do this task. Let's see what they are:

Note: Keep in mind that not only folder but all the below methods can create a subfolder too.

Method #1

You can create a new folder using the keyboard shortcut and here is how:

Go to the location you want. Simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + N keys.

Now, you can see a new folder.

New folder

Provide the new name you want and then press "Enter" key or keep the suggested name for the folder by pressing "Enter."

A new folder with the suggested name

Method #2

Right-click on the blank area in the location you prefer.

Hover your mouse over "New." Click "Folder."

Folder option

Now, you can see a new folder with the suggested name. Press "Enter" to keep the suggested name or provide a new name and then press "Enter."

Method #3

Go to your preferred location in the File Explorer.

Click on "New folder" in "Quick Access Toolbar."

New folder in Quick Access Toolbar

Now, you can see a folder with the suggested name. Keep the name or change the name.

Method #4

Go to the location you want in the File Explorer.

Click the "Home" tab in Ribbon and then click "New folder" icon.

New folder icon in Home tab

That's it. You can see a folder now. Keep or change the suggested name for the folder.

Method #5

Launch Command Prompt.

If you want to change the path, type cd. Hit "Space Bar" key and then provide the path you prefer. Now, hit "Enter" key.

Now, type the following:

md foldername

Replace the "foldername" with the folder name you want and then press "Enter" key.

md command in Command Prompt

That is all. You can see the folder with the name you want in the location you prefer.

Folder created using the md command

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