How to Make a Folder on a Macbook

A few critics feel that Mac is not as user friendly as Windows. By passing a judgment, we don’t want to worry the Mac OS users. There is no rocket science required to use a MacBook.

Just like Windows, Mac OS X uses make folders to organise their files. It is a proven fact that creating folders makes no effect on the system’s speed. So, you should not hesitate to create as many folders as you want.

By creating different folders for each category, you are actually making things easier for yourself. If you have downloaded 1,000 songs, it is not a good idea to save them all in one folder.

On the basis of music’s nature, genre, you must keep them separately. For example, you can create one folder for classical music, and the other for pop. Similarly, a folder can be created for each category.

By making such moves, one can easily organise the data. Finding a file out of 1,000 items is far difficult than 50 items. When using MacBook, the same strategy helps you significantly.

By making new folder, you locate and organise the content. Using a desktop interface called ‘The Finder’, you can create a new folder by multiple ways, using both mouse and keyboard.  Find a location where you want to store your data, and create as many folders as you want by using ‘The Finder’.


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    First of all, double-click the ‘Mac OS X’ to access the contents of your hard drive. The icon is on the desktop. After double-clicking the ‘Users’ folders, open the folder with your computer user. Navigate to the new location, if you want to create a new folder somewhere else.

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    After selecting the place, make a few simple moves to create the folder. Right-click on the area and select the ‘New Folder’. You MacBook may only have one button. There is nothing to worry about.

    Press and hold the pad to get the menu bar. Pressing the ‘Shift” and ‘N’ keys simultaneously is another short way of creating a folder.

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    After creating the folder, it is now time to give it a name. Click the name of the folder to highlight it, and after a few seconds click the name again. A cursor will appear.

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    Type the desired name, preferably relevant to the data you are storing in it. Press ‘Return’ after successfully renaming the folder.

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