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What Are the Shortcut Keys to Create a New Folder?

Windows Shortcut Keys to Make a New Folder

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Those of us who come from the days of typewriters rather than keyboards know all about shortcut keys. This was/is a method of speeding up your work routine and is still very prevalent today. For those of you who are not shortcut key users, don't worry. There is always another way to do everything in Windows.

Leave it to Microsoft to change some of the shortcut keys from one operating system to another. This must be one of the reasons they are always "improving" and therefore selling a new, upgraded version of their software. But let's get back on task.

Shortcut Key Notes - Just for future reference:

  • Whenever shortcut keys are listed, with a plus sign ( + ) in the string, such as Ctrl + C, this indicates that the Ctrl key is held while the letter C is pressed.

  • When a shortcut key is listed with commas separating the string, such as Alt + F, W, F, the Alt key is held while the letter F is pressed, but then both these keys are released while the W and F keys are pressed one after the other.

  • You can use either upper or lower case letters in these shortcut key combinations. Upper case letters are just shown in this article for clarity.

Windows XP - Shortcut Keys to Create a New Folder

Keyboard Only:
The 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.

Keyboard and Mouse Combination:
The mouse and keyboard shortcut key combination is: Right click, W, F. Translated that means:

  • Right click in the window and then press the letter W followed by the letter F in quick succession.

Windows 7 - Shortcut Keys to Create a New Folder

This shortcut key combination is more obvious and much easier to remember:

Ctrl + Shift + N

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