How to Create New Folder on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Creating a New Folder on Mac

When it comes to organizing your files and documents on a Mac, creating new folders is an essential skill to have. In this tutorial, you will learn how to easily create new folders on your Mac computer. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Finding the Right Location

Before creating a new folder, it’s important to determine the location where you want to create it. The location could be your desktop, a specific folder, or any other directory where you want to keep your files organized.

Tip: It’s always a good practice to choose a location that makes sense for the type of files you plan to store in the new folder.

Step 2: Opening Finder

To create a new folder on your Mac, you’ll need to open Finder. You can do this by clicking on the blue smiley face icon located in your Dock at the bottom of your screen.

Note: If you can’t find the Finder icon in your Dock, simply click on the desktop background and then press Command + N on your keyboard to open a new Finder window.

Step 3: Navigating to the Desired Location

In the Finder window that opens up, navigate to the location where you want to create the new folder. You can do this by clicking on different folders in the sidebar or by using the search bar at the top-right corner of the window.

Step 4: Creating a New Folder

Once you’ve reached the desired location, it’s time to create a new folder. To do this, right-click (or Ctrl + click) anywhere within the Finder window and select “New Folder” from the context menu that appears.

Tip: If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can also press Shift + Command + N to create a new folder directly.

Step 5: Renaming the New Folder

The new folder will appear with the default name “untitled folder”. To give it a more descriptive name, simply click on the folder once to select it, then click again to enter rename mode. Type in the desired name and press Enter on your keyboard to save the new name.

Note: Make sure to choose a meaningful and recognizable name for your new folder. This will make it easier for you to locate and organize your files in the future.


You have successfully created a new folder on your Mac. Now you can start organizing your files by dragging and dropping them into the newly created folder.

Tip: You can also create subfolders within your newly created folder by following these same steps. Simply navigate to the new folder and repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have organized your files to your liking.

You now have an essential skill that will help you keep your Mac organized and efficient. Happy organizing!

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