How to Make a Folder on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       February 3, 2021      Tutorials Mac


You can make folders on your Mac to store files and other folders. These are created in the Finder, and they’re a great way to organize everything on your Mac. But how do you make folders on your Mac? It turns out it’s really easy!

Here’s how to make a folder on your Mac:

  1. Switch to the Finder by clicking the Finder icon on the dock.

    Switching to the Finder

  2. From the File menu, select New Folder.

    Make a folder on a Mac

  3. The new folder will appear on your Desktop, or in whatever folder you currently have open.

    Make a folder on a Mac

  4. Start typing to rename the folder on your Mac. Press the Return when you’re finished.

Congratulations! You’ve created a new folder on your Mac.

Other Ways to Make a New Folder on Your Mac

You can also create a new folder by right-clicking on your Desktop or in a folder and selecting New Folder, as shown below.

Make a folder on a Mac

Or, if you’d prefer to use a keyboard shortcut, press the Command, Shift, and N keys at the same time, as shown below.

Make a folder on a Mac with a keyboard shortcut

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