How to Create a Folder on Desktop in Windows 11

Folders help us to quickly locate software or any file on the desktop on your PC. You can easily group the files and store them in a folder on your desktop so that you can quickly access them. It is easy and simple to create a folder on a desktop in Windows 11. And if you are not sure how to do so, we’ll help you with that in this post.

There are three different ways to make a folder on your desktop, From the Desktop, From the Command Line & Using Short-cut keys. We would be explaining all of them in detail in this post.

How to Create a Folder on the Desktop

It just takes a few clicks to create a folder on the Desktop with a graphical menu from the Desktop itself.

To do this, you should first be landing on the Windows 11 Desktop Screen.

You would be automatically landed on the Desktop if you are just logging on to your PC. If you’ve been using other software, you can minimize all the windows that you’ve been using. A quick way to do so is using the hotkeys Windows + D.

After this just follow a few of the steps mentioned below to quickly create a new folder on your desktop screen.

Step 1: On the desktop, Right Click anywhere on a blank space (where no software of files are present) using your mouse or the trackpad.

Step 2: From the available option Click on the New option with a right arrow by Left Clicking on the Mouse or Trackpad.

Step 3: Now Click on the Folder option and Type the name that you’d like to give to that folder using your keyboard and press Enter.

Your folder would now be successfully created on the Desktop, you can drag them anywhere on the screen where you want it to be placed. You can repeat the same process to create some more folders.

How to Create a Folder on the Desktop in the Command Line

The above method works the best for all of the users, however, if you are someone who prefers to use commands to perform actions or functions on your PC, you can follow the steps mentioned below.

We would be using Windows 11’s Windows Terminal App to create a folder on the desktop using the command. Follow the steps mentioned below to create a folder using commands.

Step 1: Open Windows Terminal App on your PC. You can search for this on the search box at the bottom left or search for it by opening the start menu or windows button on the keyboard.

Step 2: You can either use Command Prompt or Windows Powershell to perform the above-stated function. You can directly search for this software to perform your actions skipping Step 1.

Step 3: You can now add the command as shown in the snapshot below. Replace newfolder with the username of your PC. This command would make your desktop the current working directory.

cd C:\Users\newfolder\Desktop
How to Create a Folder on the Desktop in the Command Line

Step 4: After this, you would now be required to add the following command as stated below. Replace New Folder with the name you’d like to give to the new folder.

Step 5: After inputting the command as stated above, Press Enter on your Keyboard, your New Folder would now be created on the Desktop. Go to your Desktop to see the newly created folder on the Desktop. You can do this by minimizing all the open windows or by using the hotkey Windows + D.

How to Create a Folder on the Desktop Using Shortcut

As we have already discussed 2 different methods to create a folder on the desktop, and we are now able to easily create the folder.

Though the above methods were also very short, creating a folder using HotKeys would be the best thing we could consider.

We could easily create a folder using the shortcut key Control + Shift + N on the desktop screen.

You can now give the name to your folder as preferred. Press enter and then your folder would be successfully created.

I hope with this article, I was able to help you create a folder on the Desktop in Windows 11 on your PC.

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