Create a new folder

You can create new folders many different ways, but the two easiest ways are by using the Save As dialog box or File Explorer. This article explains how to do both.

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Create a new folder when saving your document by using the Save As dialog box

  1. With your document open, click File > Save As.

  2. Under Save As, select where you want to create your new folder. You might need to click Browse or Computer, and navigate to the location for your new folder.

  3. In the Save As dialog box that opens, click New Folder.

    Click New Folder in the Save As dialog box.
  4. Type the name of your new folder, and press Enter.

    Rename the new folder.

    Note: You can’t use slashes, colons, semicolons, dashes, or periods in your folder name.

  5. Click Save. Your document is saved to the new folder.

Create a new folder before you save your document by using File Explorer

  1. Open File Explorer using one of the following methods:

    • Press the Windows logo key + E.

    • Find it from the Start menu (Windows 7 or Windows 10).

    • Click the folder icon in the taskbar.

    • For Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and click Search. Type File Explorer in the search box, and then tap or click File Explorer.

  2. Navigate to where you want to create the new folder, and click New Folder.

    The New Folder icon.
  3. Type the name of your folder, and press Enter.

  4. To save a document to the new folder, open the document, and click File > Save As, and then browse to the new folder, and click Save.

See Also

How to save documents in different locations

Create a default working folder

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