How to Create a New Folder on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Creating a New Folder on Mac

When working with your Mac, organizing your files and folders is essential to keep everything in order. Creating new folders is a simple yet effective way to manage your files efficiently. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to create a new folder on your Mac.

Step 1: Select the Destination

First, decide where you want to create the new folder. This can be on your desktop, in an existing folder, or in any desired location within Finder.

Step 2: Open Finder

To begin, open Finder by clicking on the blue and white smiley face icon located in your Dock at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, use the shortcut Command + N.

Step 3: Navigate to the Destination

In Finder, navigate to the location where you want to create the new folder. You can click on any existing folder or simply stay in Finder’s main view if you want to create the new folder directly on your desktop.

Step 4: Create New Folder

With the desired destination selected, go to File in the menu bar at the top of your screen and choose New Folder. Alternatively, use the shortcut Shift + Command + N.


You can also right-click (or two-finger click) on an empty space within Finder and select New Folder from the context menu that appears.

Step 5: Name Your Folder

A newly created folder will appear with a default name “Untitled Folder.” To give it a meaningful name that describes its contents or purpose, click once on “Untitled Folder” and type in the desired name.

Step 6: Customize Your Folder

After naming your folder, you can further customize it by adding tags, changing its icon, or adjusting its view settings. Right-click (or two-finger click) on the folder and explore the options available in the context menu.

Step 7: Start Organizing

Now that you have created your new folder, you can start organizing your files by dragging and dropping them into the folder. This will help keep your files neatly arranged and easily accessible.


You can also create subfolders within your newly created folder by following the same steps outlined above.


You have successfully created a new folder on your Mac. By organizing your files into folders, you can keep your digital workspace tidy and enhance your productivity.

Remember to regularly review and clean up your folders to ensure efficient file management. With a well-structured filing system, finding files on your Mac will become a breeze!

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