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Add a Create New Folder icon to the Windows XP Quick Launch toolbar

Creating new folders to store files is a basic Windows XP task, but Windows Explorer does not have a button for easy creation of new folders. You can create your own shortcut by adding a Create New Folder button to the Quick Launch toolbar. Here's how.

Creating new folders to store files is a basic Windows XP task, but Windows Explorer does not have a button for easy creation of new folders. You can create your own shortcut by adding a Create New Folder button to the Quick Launch toolbar. Follow these steps:

  1. Press [Windows]E to launch a new Windows Explorer window.
  2. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\{Username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch. ({Username} is your account name.)
  3. Create a new folder in the Quick Launch folder and name it Create New Folder. You will see a new button on the Quick Launch toolbar called Create New Folder.
  4. To create a new folder, hold down [Ctrl], drag the Create New Folder icon from the Quick Launch toolbar, and drop it in the folder in which you want to create a new folder. You will see a new folder, and the Create New Folder icon will remain on the Quick Launch toolbar.

Note: This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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About Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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