Creating a sub-directory in Windows 7


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I. Why?
II. How?


I. Why?


You will often save all of the files you wish to keep for future reference or use in the Documents library. Nevertheless, it can be useful to organize these files into different sub-directories of Documents, to make them easier to find at a later time and to keep files used with different programs or for different purposes separate from each other.

II. How?


To create a sub-directory of the Documents library:

  1. Click the Start button on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to open the Start menu. 

  1. From the menu, select Documents. A window appears and displays the contents of the Documents library.

  1. In the toolbar at the top of thewindow, click the New Folder button.

  1. A new directory, indicated by a yellow folder icon (see screenshot), appears in the right-hand pane of the window. By default, the name of this directory, New Folder, is already selected to allow you to change it.

  1. Type the name of your choice for the new directory (for example, Exercises + the name of the tool you are going to use).

  1. The sub-directory has been created and you can now copy or move files to it, or choose it as a destination directory when you create new files.