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Windows 8 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jim Boyce

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Creating Your Own Folders

You can create your own folders at any time. For example, if you have many files in your Documents folder or some other folder, you might want to start organizing into subfolders within your Documents folder. You can create as many folders as you wish and name them anything you wish. You can move or save any files you wish into any folder you create.

The main trick when creating your own folders is to put them where they make the most sense. Any folder you create will be a subfolder of some other folder. So the first thing you want to do is get to that parent folder — the folder in which your own custom folder will be stored. If you’re new to all of this and are not sure what we’re talking about, here are some suggestions:

  • If you’re creating a subfolder to organize pictures, use your Pictures folder as the parent folder.
  • If you’re creating a subfolder to organize songs, use your Music folder as the parent folder.
  • If you’re creating a subfolder to organize videos, use your Videos folder as the parent folder.
  • If you’re creating a subfolder to organize some other type of files, use your Documents folder as the parent folder.

You can create a folder anywhere you like. The preceding items are just suggestions. For example, you can create a folder on an flash drive, memory card, or external hard drive. In those cases, whichever disk is currently in the drive would be like the parent folder. Make sure you put a disk in the drive before you perform the following ...

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