Hello, lovely people 🙂
Aaaaand in this edition of our computer repairs blog we will talk about hotkeys. Have you ever needed a hotkey for creating a new folder in Windows Explorer? Or is it just me?
Well, there is, and we have added the instructions for Windows 7 where it is just so easy to do!
There are actually a few solutions to this problem, you can download and install a small freeware app called bxNewFolder to assign the hotkey or you can use the built in accelerator keys.
How to make a New Folder Hotkey in Windows 7
Windows 7 comes with a shortcut key combination for creating new folders
If you use this shortcut key anywhere in Windows explorer a new folder will be instantly created.
How to use the Keyboard Accelerator Keys
You can also use the keyboard accelerator keys: Alt+F will bring up the file menu, and then <W> for the New menu, and then <F> for new folder. So your shortcut key sequence ends up being F+W+F with the Alt key held down. (Try it out)
We found that this works great once you get used to it, and it doesn’t require any additional software.
How to install bxNewFolder
This freeware plugin uses F12 as the new folder hotkey, which is not changeable. So if you are using this in Windows XP, you’ll get the benefit of the new toolbar button that it adds, while there is no visible User Interface in Windows Vista, it still works perfectly.
To install this properly, you need to close all Windows Explorer windows and then choose Run as administrator from the right-click menu.
It should start working straight away once it has been installed. To open the new folder dialog press F12. If you hold down the shift key and hit enter after typing in the folder name it will navigate to the folder immediately.
In Windows XP, you’ll also get a New Folder button.
You will need to scroll nearly to the bottom of the page to find the installer download.
Yay! You can now do new folders with one click of a button. You totally rock as computer repairs technicians DIY!
Over and out