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Mini-Me
03-03-2004, 06:22 AM
Hiya!
:)

Is there any way to have an icon on the taskbar of Windows Explorer(file manager) so you can just highlight part of the folder tree, hit the icon on the taskbar, and it puts a "New Folder" in at that point?

I am sick of many years of having to point first to FILE, then to NEW, then wait for the menu to pop-up, then select FOLDER then click...
I do lots and lots of file maintenence, you see.

I was kinda hoping that XP would have a nice icon or button to add a folder at the click of a button.

Anyone know if you can do this?


MM.

pave_spectre
03-03-2004, 06:29 AM
Dont know about a new folder icon but you can right-click where you want to create a new folder and select: new --> folder.

Mini-Me
03-03-2004, 06:34 AM
Thanks for that, but unfortunately, I cannot...
:(

If you right-click on any part of the folder tree, there is no "NEW" option in the window that pops up.

If you are thinking of the main desktop, then yes - you can select "NEW" here, but I want to make new folders as part of the folder-tree, not on the desktop!
:p


MM.

shanmuga
03-03-2004, 09:03 AM
I don't believe there is a way without 3rd party utilities. One I am using now can be found here. It adds right click 'New Folder' to Explorer's left pane context menu. http://www.createwindow.com/freeware/newfold.htm

Paul Komski
03-03-2004, 04:00 PM
Sorry I didn't read the thread right - having missed the blank area bit. Possible workaround if you are doing this a lot is to use one of the 3rdParty Clipboard organisers and having first copied a NewFolder to it all you would do is to choose to paste it in the relevant position.

Mini-Me
03-05-2004, 05:51 AM
To shanmuga:

Thank you very much - this is a great utility!!!
(the right-click menu app)

Many thanks.
:)


MM.

shanmuga
03-05-2004, 06:43 AM
You are welcome <img src=http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v83/shanmuga/540.gif>

Sylvander
03-05-2004, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by Mini-Me
If you right-click on any part of the folder tree, there is no "NEW" option in the window that pops up.
If you are thinking of the main desktop, then yes - you can select "NEW" here, but I want to make new folders as part of the folder-tree, not on the desktop!

I'm with pave_spectre here.
In Explorer, you navigate to the folder where you want to make a "New" folder or file. Open the folder, right-click INSIDE THE RIGHT-HAND PANE and select the new object you want to make. Does it save much work, if any, to be able to right-click in the left pane rather than the right? I'll give it a try.
There are many kinds of objects that can be made, not just folders.
They don't have to be made inside the "C:\Windows\Desktop" folder, it can be ANY folder.
If there is no "New" item in the context menu when you right-click inside the right-hand window, then your Registry is corrupted.
Multi-various registry settings are used to construct the context menu.

EDIT
Having taken a look I don't think I will install the program, it looks pretty pointless to me.

Mini-Me
03-06-2004, 04:00 AM
To Sylvander:

You're correct here - I was not aware of the right clicking option INSIDE THE RIGHT PANE of the Explorer window...

Thank you for drawing my attention to this.

Nevertheless, I still like the new-folder program...
:)


MM.

Sylvander
03-06-2004, 02:43 PM
What is it that you like about?

Mini-Me
03-08-2004, 11:12 PM
Hiya!
:)

I like the ability to right click on the directory tree structure, and simply add a folder there. Also, the NEW FOLDER program saves two extra steps...

I realize that you can do pretty much the same thing with right-click in the right-pane method, but it's just a personal preference...

XP method:

1) Open desired folder
2) Right-click in right pane
3) Select "NEW"
4) Select "FOLDER"
5) Left-click

New Folder option in context menu:

1) Right-click desired folder
2) Select NEW FOLDER
3) Left-click

It's just a preference thing.


MM.

Sylvander
03-09-2004, 03:58 AM
Right :)

Paul Komski
03-09-2004, 03:09 PM
Its a neat utility alright - and I like the wee dialog box presented for entering the "New Folder's" name. ;)