Creating a sub-directory in Windows XP


Other Windows XP tutorials: Other file management tutorials:
File Management Self-Test Creating a sub-directory (Windows 7)
Creating a compressed folder  
Extracting files from a compressed folder  
Moving and renaming files  


I. Why?

You will often save all of the files you wish to keep for future reference or use in My Documents. That said, it can be useful to organize these files into different sub-directories of My 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 My Documents:

  1. Click the start button on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to open the start menu. From the menu, select (Documents >) My Documents.
  2. A window appears and displays the contents of My Documents.
  3. From the File menu, select New > Folder.
  4. A new directory, indicated by a yellow folder icon (see screenshot), appears on the right-hand side of the window. By default, the name of this directory, New Folder, is already selected to allow you to change it.
  5. Type the name of your choice for the new directory (for example, Exercises + the name of the tool you are going to use).
  6. 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.



Screenshot coming soon!


Tutorial updated by the CERTT Team (2011-08-11)