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How to create folders on the desktop in Windows 11

For those folders that you often use, placing it right on the desktop will save you a lot of access time. This article will show you two ways to create a folder right on the desktop in Windows 11.

Create folders on the desktop using the context menu

The easiest way for you to create a folder on the Windows 11 desktop is to use the context menu.

First, press the Windows + D keyboard shortcut to open the desktop of your Windows 11 PC.

On the desktop, if you right-click on any empty area, a menu will open; this is called the context menu. Here, click New > Folder.

Click New > Folder

Windows 11 will immediately create a new folder on your desktop. Use the keyboard to enter a name for the folder and press Enter.

Type the folder name

The new folder is now ready to use. Repeat this simple process to create any other new folders you want.

Create a folder on the desktop using the command

If you prefer a more “professional” desktop directory creation option, you can use a command-line tool, such as Windows Terminal.

Start by opening the Windows Terminal app on your PC. To do this, first open the “Start” menu, search for the keyword “Windows Terminal“, and then click on the corresponding application in the returned search results.

Open “Windows Terminal”

In the Windows Terminal, you can use PowerShell or Command Prompt to create a new folder. On either of these shells, simply type the following command and press Enter. In this command, replace C with the drive you chose to install Windows on. Also, replace “username” with your own username. This command will make the desktop the current working directory.

cd C:UsersusernameDesktop

Run the command

Next, type the following command and press Enter. In this command, replace My New Folder with the name you want to assign to your new folder. Leave quotes around the folder name.

mkdir "My New Folder"

Run the command

Accomplished! Your new folder is now on the desktop.

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