Before you can create a folder you first need to be in the place where you are going to create that folder. In this example, you will need to be inside the MY DOCUMENTS folder (so you will be creating a sub-folder). To get inside (to open) MY DOCUMENTS either double click on your desktop User Name shortcut icon (i.e. Yoingco), if a desktop shortcut icon has been created for it, and then double click on the MY DOCUMENTS folder.....

Fig 1.0  Double Click on your User Name desktop icon.....

Fig 1.1  .....and then double click on the MY DOCUMENTS folder to continue.....OR.....

.....OR left click on the START Menu button, move the mouse pointer over to the DOCUMENTS menu-item (shortcut icon) and then select (left click on) DOCUMENTS. Either way will take you to the folder where your main documents are stored.

Fig 1.2  .....left click on the START button, move the mouse pointer over the DOCUMENTS menu-item and then left click on DOCUMENTS.

When you left click on the START Menu button the Start Menu appears. All you need to do then is move the mouse pointer towards the DOCUMENTS menu-item (shortcut icon) until it is highlighted (Fig 1.2 above) and then click on it (select it) with the left mouse button. This will then open the DOCUMENTS folder.

With the DOCUMENTS folder open you have two methods for creating a folder. The first method is the easiest and simplest, but not neccessary the best one. It is the method of clicking on the NEW FOLDER button that is available on every standard folder's window. The reason why it is not the best method though is because it makes computer practise lazy and the NEW FOLDER button is not on every kind of window. You will see what I mean in a minute when I show you method two.

Fig 1.3  Left click on the NEW FOLDER button to create a folder

Fig 1.4  A new folder has been created with the file name: New folder

Method two uses the classic menu system, found in older versions of Windows and within software programs, to create a folder and is therefore going to give you better computer practise that will benefit you both in terms of software programs and older Windows.

To create a folder with method two begin by moving the mouse pointer towards the menu title called FILE (the File menu), which is located in the top-left corner of the DOCUMENTS folder window, so that the FILE menu becomes highlighted. From there. Click the left mouse button, whilst on the FILE menu, to reveal the FILE menu's menu-items.

Fig 1.5  The FILE Menu

The first menu-item is called NEW. Highlight it by moving the mouse pointer down 1 position (down 1 menu-item), as shown in Fig 1.6 below, to reveal its sub-menu menu-items.

Fig 1.6  The NEW sub-menu, with its Menu-Items

Although NEW is a menu-item of the FILE menu it is also a sub-menu in its own right, with its menu-items FOLDER, SHORTCUT, BITMAP IMAGE and so on. NEW, in this case, means you want to create something new inside the DOCUMENTS folder. So if you were to now select (left click on) NEW's menu-item called MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD DOCUMENT a blank Microsoft Word 2007 document (text file) would be created inside the Documents folder. Here though you just want to create a new empty folder. So move the mouse pointer towards the right of the highlighted NEW menu-item (sub-menu) until you reach and highlight the FOLDER sub-menu menu-item (Fig 1.7). If you fall out of line with the mouse pointer it will unhighlight NEW and you will need to start again (it takes practise). Fig 1.7 shows where you should be moving the mouse pointer.

Fig 1.7  This is how you should move the mouse pointer rightwards on a menu-item

When you have reached and highlighted the FOLDER sub-menu menu-item simply click on it with the left mouse button. This will create a new (empty) folder called New folder, as shown in Fig 1.4 above and below. Remember. Although New folder is a folder in its own right it is also a sub-folder of the DOCUMENTS folder.

Fig 1.8  A new folder has been created with the file name: New folder

To create another new folder just repeat the above procedure. All newly created folders are called New folder. However. If there is already a folder called New folder your newly created folder will be called New folder (2) instead. Thereafter New folder (3), New folder (4) and so on.