In Windows 11, you can use the universal method to create a new file or a new folder on your computer. But the ribbon menu in Windows 11 is changed, and there is a new feature that allows you to create a new folder or file. In this MiniTool post, we will show you how to create a new file/folder in Windows 11.

If you have joined the Windows Insider Program and in the Dev Channel, and your computer meets the basic Windows 11 system requirements, you can upgrade your system to Windows 11 Insider preview build. After that, you can enjoy the new features and improvements.

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In Windows 11, you can see that there is a new right-click menu for desktop and File Explorer. The following image shows you two examples. The left one is the right-click menu of the desktop. The right one is the right-click menu in File Explorer.

right-click menu in Windows 11

Yes, you can right-click the desktop or in File Explorer and go to New to create a new file or folder in Windows 11. But, in File Explorer, you can also use a new method to do such a job. Here are two guides on how to create a file/folder in Windows 11.

How to Create a New File in Windows 11 File Explorer?

Here, we want to create a new Word file.

Use the New Button in the Ribbon Menu

  1. Open the folder you want to create a file in.
  2. Click the arrow down icon in the New folder
  3. Go to New > Microsoft Word.
  4. Name the file and click other space to complete the creation process.

use the New button to create a new file in Windows 11 File Explorer

Use the Universal Method

  1. Open the folder you want to create a new file in.
  2. Right-click the empty space in the folder and then go to New > Microsoft Word.
  3. Name the file and click other space to create a new Word file.

use the universal method to create a new file in Windows 11 File Explorer

How to Create a New Folder in Windows 11 File Explorer?

Use the New Button in the Ribbon Menu

  1. Open the folder you want to create a new folder in.
  2. Click the New folder button from the top ribbon menu.
  3. A new folder will appear and you can name it according to your requirements.

use the New folder button to create a new folder in Windows 11 File Explorer

Use the Universal Method

  1. Open the folder you want to create a new folder in.
  2. Right-click the empty space and go to New > Folder.
  3. Name the folder and click other space to create a new folder in Windows 11 File Explorer.

use the universal method to create a new folder in Windows 11 File Explorer

Tip: Recover Your Lost and Deleted Files/Folders in Windows 11

If you delete your important files or folders by mistake and need to get them back, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery. This is a free file recovery tool. You can use it to recover all kinds of files from data storage drives.

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After downloading and installing this software on your computer, you can open it and select the drive you want to recover data from to scan. After scanning, you can find your needed files from the scan result and select them to recover.

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Bottom Line

Now, you know how to create a new file/folder in Windows 11 File Explorer using the New folder button or using the universal method. You can just select a preferred way to do the job. Windows 11 is a new Windows operating system. If you encounter other issues when running it, you can let us know in the comments.

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