Windows 7 added a very handy "New Folder" button in the top toolbar of File Explorer. I can no longer see it in Windows 10. Or am I missing something obvious?


You can get it like this:

  1. Go to a folder (e.g. your C:\ drive)
  2. Double click the "Home" ribbon in the explorer, this will expand it so you don't always have to expand it manually.
  3. There is your "New Folder" Button

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    OMG. Can't believe I didn't see that. My Ribbon was minimized and I didn't realize that till I saw the screenshot above. Thanks for highlighting the obvious. :) – dotNET Aug 9 '15 at 6:02
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    I've never known there's such a button. I've always used Ctrl+Shift+N – phuclv Nov 14 '17 at 8:48

By default, the "New Folder" button is shown in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).
The QAT includes a customizable drop-down menu that contains more commands.

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  • Thx. That's handy. – dotNET Nov 30 '15 at 10:49

For those who prefer the keyboard, pressing Ctrl+Shift+N immediately creates a new folder in the one you're currently viewing.

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  • That's handy. thx. – dotNET Aug 21 '15 at 15:57

Make sure you're on the Home tab of the Explorer window's ribbon. It shows there on mine. Make sure you actually are viewing something that can have a folder create and you have permissions. The ribbon might be collapsed. Look under the close button in the upper right of the window for a down arrow. If its there click it to open the ribbon.

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  • Thanks for the info. Can't select more than one answer, but I'll at least vote it up. – dotNET Aug 9 '15 at 6:04

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