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moderated How to create a new folder


Shirley Tracy
 

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


David Goldfield
 

Hi.

The quickest way to create a new folder is to first open the folder that you want the folder to be created in. In other words, if you want to create a subfolder in your Documents folder open the Documents folder. Next, press shift-ctrl-N. You will be in an edit field. Type the name of the folder that you want to create, followed by the enter key.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 2/22/2020 7:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


netbat66
 

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on new, there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text document etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to create a new folder



Hi Listers,



Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.



Thanks for any help.



Clueless,



Shirley Tracy





Shirley Tracy


Shirley Tracy
 

Thanks.

 

Shirley

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: netbat66
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on

new,  there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text

document etc.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Shirley Tracy

Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: How to create a new folder

 

 

 

Hi Listers,

 

 

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a

new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to.

Please help.

 

 

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

 

Clueless,

 

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shirley Tracy
 

Hi David,

 

Thanks. I used to hit control+ N. And that doesn’t work any more. Didn’t know about control + shift + N.

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi.

The quickest way to create a new folder is to first open the folder that you want the folder to be created in. In other words, if you want to create a subfolder in your Documents folder open the Documents folder. Next, press shift-ctrl-N. You will be in an edit field. Type the name of the folder that you want to create, followed by the enter key.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 2/22/2020 7:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


Dave Durber
 


Hello Shirley:
 
the short cut keystroke to create a new folder in Windows 10 is, CTRL+SHIFT+N
 
Dave Durber
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:24 AM
Subject: How to create a new folder

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


CJ &AA MAY
 

It is amazing how many different ways there are to do the same thing. I think the control shift n to open a new folder is probably the easiest but I only discovered this after months of going to the view tab on the ribbon and shift tabbing back to "create new folder".
Alison
easis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: 23 February 2020 00:33
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on new, there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text document etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to create a new folder



Hi Listers,



Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a
new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to.
Please help.



Thanks for any help.



Clueless,



Shirley Tracy





Shirley Tracy


Jason White
 

It's documented in Microsoft's list of keyboard shortcuts, under File Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts

On 2/23/20, 07:11, "CJ &AA MAY" <main@jfw.groups.io on behalf of chrisalismay@...> wrote:

It is amazing how many different ways there are to do the same thing. I think the control shift n to open a new folder is probably the easiest but I only discovered this after months of going to the view tab on the ribbon and shift tabbing back to "create new folder".
Alison
easis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: 23 February 2020 00:33
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on new, there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text document etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to create a new folder



Hi Listers,



Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a
new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to.
Please help.



Thanks for any help.



Clueless,



Shirley Tracy





Shirley Tracy


Dave Durber
 

Hello Alison:

Personally, I have always hated, loathed and detested the ribbon system, first introduced in Office 2007. And, now that it has been included in File Manager for Windows 10, I hate, loath and detest it, even more.

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "CJ &AA MAY" <chrisalismay@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder


It is amazing how many different ways there are to do the same thing. I think the control shift n to open a new folder is probably the easiest but I only discovered this after months of going to the view tab on the ribbon and shift tabbing back to "create new folder".
Alison
easis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: 23 February 2020 00:33
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on new, there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text document etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to create a new folder



Hi Listers,



Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a
new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to.
Please help.



Thanks for any help.



Clueless,



Shirley Tracy





Shirley Tracy


 

In Windows 10 Alt + 2 is the Windows keyboard shortcut to create a new folder, maybe Control + Shift + N also is, but in official Windows 10 keyboard shortcut reference tables it is Alt + 2.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi David,

 

Thanks. I used to hit control+ N. And that doesn’t work any more. Didn’t know about control + shift + N.

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi.

The quickest way to create a new folder is to first open the folder that you want the folder to be created in. In other words, if you want to create a subfolder in your Documents folder open the Documents folder. Next, press shift-ctrl-N. You will be in an edit field. Type the name of the folder that you want to create, followed by the enter key.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 2/22/2020 7:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


Richard Turner
 

I think Control+Shift+N has been around since the early days of Windows.  I learned it decades ago, with all screen readers.

Typical of Windows, there is usually at least two ways to do most things.

In fact, until now, I didn’t know about alt+2.

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

In Windows 10 Alt + 2 is the Windows keyboard shortcut to create a new folder, maybe Control + Shift + N also is, but in official Windows 10 keyboard shortcut reference tables it is Alt + 2.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi David,

 

Thanks. I used to hit control+ N. And that doesn’t work any more. Didn’t know about control + shift + N.

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi.

The quickest way to create a new folder is to first open the folder that you want the folder to be created in. In other words, if you want to create a subfolder in your Documents folder open the Documents folder. Next, press shift-ctrl-N. You will be in an edit field. Type the name of the folder that you want to create, followed by the enter key.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 2/22/2020 7:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


 

The ribbon is simply a different form of a menu and it's not so difficult if you understand how to navigate them with the arrows, tab and Control + Right r Left arrow to go to different groups in the ribbon.
Then of course there are the keyboard shortcuts which you can remember for things you do often such as Alt + 2 for New Folder or Alt + F followed by I and E which in a protected Excel or Word file is the shortcut for "Enable Editing".

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

Hello Alison:

Personally, I have always hated, loathed and detested the ribbon system, first introduced in Office 2007. And, now that it has been included in File Manager for Windows 10, I hate, loath and detest it, even more.

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "CJ &AA MAY" <chrisalismay@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder


It is amazing how many different ways there are to do the same thing. I
think the control shift n to open a new folder is probably the easiest but I
only discovered this after months of going to the view tab on the ribbon and
shift tabbing back to "create new folder".
Alison
easis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: 23 February 2020 00:33
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

open a context menu where you want to create the folder. then press enter on
new, there you will have the option to create a folder,bit map image, text
document etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to create a new folder



Hi Listers,



Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a
new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to.
Please help.



Thanks for any help.



Clueless,



Shirley Tracy





Shirley Tracy


ben <swigjr23@...>
 

Hi Shirley,


To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.


First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.


I hope that makes sense.


Ben Swiggett



On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

You can use the application key that way, or you can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi Shirley,

 

To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.

 

First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.

 

I hope that makes sense.

 

Ben Swiggett

 

 

On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


Richard Turner
 

With Windows, there is almost never just one way to do things.
Dean gave three ways, and Sieghard had given yet another. Alt2 also works.
So Take your pick. The Applications key is the longest way to accomplish this.


Richard
"There's a nap for that." -- an anonymous cat

SE

On Feb 24, 2020, at 1:16 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:



You can use the application key that way, or you can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi Shirley,

 

To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.

 

First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.

 

I hope that makes sense.

 

Ben Swiggett

 

 

On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


ratshtron
 

or simply press alt plus 2, GRIN!


Legend has it that on Monday 2/24/20 03:15 PM, Dean Martineau said:
----------------------------------------
You can use the application key that way, or you can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder


Hi Shirley,



To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.



First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.



I hope that makes sense.



Ben Swiggett




On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:
Hi Listers,

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

Thanks for any help.

Clueless,

Shirley Tracy


Shirley Tracy


----------------------------------------


Jason White
 

Or you can type a PowerShell command to do the same thing. I’m reasonably sure that mkdir works in PowerShell.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 18:48
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

With Windows, there is almost never just one way to do things.

Dean gave three ways, and Sieghard had given yet another. Alt2 also works.

So Take your pick. The Applications key is the longest way to accomplish this.

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that." -- an anonymous cat

 

SE



On Feb 24, 2020, at 1:16 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:



You can use the application key that way, or you can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi Shirley,

 

To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.

 

First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.

 

I hope that makes sense.

 

Ben Swiggett

 

 

On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


David Moore
 

Hello! There is an easier way to create a new folder wherever you are in Windows 10. simply press the key command shift + Ctrl + n, and type in the name for the folder, and you are done! Take care David Moore


On Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 4:04 PM ben <swigjr23@...> wrote:

Hi Shirley,


To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.


First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.


I hope that makes sense.


Ben Swiggett



On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 


Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

The reason alt+2 works is that the New Folder command is apparently on the tool bar by default, which fact I had forgotten.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

or simply press alt plus 2, GRIN!


Legend has it that on Monday 2/24/20 03:15 PM, Dean Martineau said:
----------------------------------------
You can use the application key that way, or you
can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New
Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder


Hi Shirley,



To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.



First, enter the folder you want to place your
new folder in, and press the applications key or
shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down
several times until you reach the new sub menu.
pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and
press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.



I hope that makes sense.



Ben Swiggett




On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:
Hi Listers,

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I
can’t figure out how to create a new folder.
It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

Thanks for any help.

Clueless,

Shirley Tracy


Shirley Tracy


----------------------------------------


JM Casey
 

Yep, it certainly does. I guess only weirdos like me (and maybe you too) who like to have a command window open just in case most of the time would use this method, though.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: February 24, 2020 7:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Or you can type a PowerShell command to do the same thing. I’m reasonably sure that mkdir works in PowerShell.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 18:48
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

With Windows, there is almost never just one way to do things.

Dean gave three ways, and Sieghard had given yet another. Alt2 also works.

So Take your pick. The Applications key is the longest way to accomplish this.

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that." -- an anonymous cat

 

SE

 

On Feb 24, 2020, at 1:16 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:



You can use the application key that way, or you can press shift+ctrl+n, or you can add New Folder to the Quick Access Tool Bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ben
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to create a new folder

 

Hi Shirley,

 

To make a folder in Windows 10, you have to use the applications key.

 

First, enter the folder you want to place your new folder in, and press the applications key or shift+f10. Once the menu opens arrow down several times until you reach the new sub menu. pres right arrow, and scroll to new folder and press enter. You can then type the name you want and press enter.

 

I hope that makes sense.

 

Ben Swiggett

 

 

On 2/22/2020 6:24 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi Listers,

 

Now that I have Windows 10 and JAWS 2020, I can’t figure out how to create a new folder. It used to be really easy, but I can’t do it the way I used to. Please help.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Clueless,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 

Shirley Tracy