How to Put Documents in a Folder

You have recently approached the world of technology and you are starting to take your "first steps" with your computer and also with smartphones and tablets. One of the first things you would like to learn is about managing your documents, which you would like to organize in an orderly manner through folders.

If that's the case, I can explain to you how to put documents in a folder. Contrary to what you might think, this is a fairly simple operation to perform. Whether you want to work from a computer or a mobile device, it doesn't matter: in both cases, being able to put files in a folder will take very little time.

So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Well: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the "tips" that I will give you. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

How to Put Documents in a Folder on Windows

You wish to know how to put documents in a folder on windows? Before I explain how to do this, let me briefly remind you how to create a folder, if you haven't already. To do this, you need to right click on an "empty" spot in the desktop (or the window of File Explorer/Explore Resources) and select the items New> Folder from the menu that opens. Once the folder has been created, you can proceed to insert documents in it by following the instructions below.

If you need further explanations regarding the creation of a new folder on Windows, do not hesitate to consult the in-depth analysis I have dedicated to the topic.

Drag and Drop

One of the easiest ways to put documents into a folder is to do the Drag and Drop, which consists of three steps: select one or more files, drag them to the desired folder and drop them. The operation is so simple to carry out that there would be no need to add more to what has just been said, but still let me show you in detail how to proceed.

First, go to the location where the files of your interest are present and select the ones you want to move to another folder. To select the documents of your interest, do left click in an “empty” spot on the desktop or in the folder window (if you have it already open) and drag the cursor towards the direction in which the other items you want to select are.

If you need to select documents that are nearby, you can also click on one of them, press the key Shift on the keyboard and use the directional arrows (up, down, left or right) to highlight others. To select documents that are not close to each other, instead, click on each of them while holding the key Ctrl on the keyboard. If, on the other hand, you want to select all the files contained in a folder, press simultaneously Ctrl + A.

Once you have selected the documents you are interested in, press and hold the left button mouse on the selection made and drag them to the folder where you intend to insert them. Easier than that?

Copy and Paste

Instead of moving documents from one folder to another, you want copy and paste them? To proceed, even in this case you must go to the location where the files of your interest are present and select the ones you intend to put in another folder.

To select the documents of your interest, do left click in an “empty” spot on the desktop or in the folder window (if you already have it open) and drag the cursor in the direction of the other items to select.

If you need to select documents that are nearby, click on one of them, press the key Shift on the keyboard and use the directional arrows (up, down, left or right) to highlight others. To select documents that are not close to each other, click on each one while holding the key Ctrl on the keyboard. If, on the other hand, you want to select all the documents in a folder, press the keys at the same time Ctrl + A.

After selecting the documents of your interest, right click on the selection made and select the item Copy from the menu that opens (or press the keys simultaneously Ctrl + C). Then right click on the icon folder where you want to paste them (or in an "empty" point of the latter, if you have already opened it) and select the item Paste from the context menu (or press the keys simultaneously Ctrl + V).

Create a New Document

Instead of moving an existing document to a folder, you need the create a new one? In this case, to succeed, all you have to do is open the folder in question, do click destroy in an "empty" point of its window and select the items New> [document type] from the menu that opens (eg. New> Text Document).

How to Put Documents in a Folder on MacOS

Before explaining to you how to put documents in a folder on macOS, let me briefly explain how to create a folder. To do this, you need to right-click on an “empty” spot on the Desk (or any window of the Finder) and will select the voice New folder from the menu that opens. After creating the folder, you can then proceed to insert documents in it by following the instructions contained in the next paragraphs.

If you need more information on how to create a folder on macOS, please read the guide I linked to you, because it will surely be useful.

Drag and Drop

The easiest way to put documents in a folder on Mac is to resort to the Drag and Drop, which consists of selecting the files you want to move to the folder, drag and drop them into it.

To select the files of your interest, do left click in an “empty” spot on the Desktop or Finder and drag the cursor towards the direction in which the other items to select are located. Alternatively, if you've turned on the view list, column o cover flow, you can click the first file to select, hold the key shift on the keyboard and click on the last file to be selected. If you need to select multiple files far from each other, press the key instead cmd while you do left click on each of them. To select all the files in a folder, press the keys simultaneously cmd + a.

After selecting the documents you want to move to a folder, press and hold the left button mouse on the selection made and drag the files to the folder where you want to insert them. Did you see how simple it was?

Copy and Paste

If you want to insert documents in a folder using the copy and incolla, all you have to do is select the ones you are interested in following the instructions I gave you in the previous lines and then copy and paste them in the destination folder.

To make your selection, do left click in an “empty” spot on the Desktop or Finder and drag the cursor towards the direction in which the other elements you want to select are. Alternatively, if you've turned on the view list, column o cover flow, you can click the first file to select, hold the key shift on the keyboard and then click on the last document you want to select. If you want to select multiple files far from each other, instead, press the key cmd while you do left click on each of them. To select all the files in a folder, press the keys simultaneously cmd + a.

Once you have made the selection of files to include in a folder, right-click on the selection made and click on the item Copy [N] items from the menu that opens (or press the keys simultaneously cmd + c). Then right click on the icon folder where you want to paste the elements you just copied (or in an "empty" point of the latter, if you have already opened it) and select the item Paste [N] items from the context menu (or press the keys simultaneously cmd + v).

How to Put Documents in a Folder on Android

If you want to put documents in a folder on Android, I suggest you take action from the app Google files, the file manager developed directly by “Big G” which, in addition to integrating some useful functions for space optimization, offers the “classic” functions present on other file managers.

After installing and launching Google Files on your device, tap on one of the options available under the heading Storage devices (Eg. Internal Memory), located at the bottom of the screen. Then tap on the symbol of three dots collocato in alto a destra, selects the voice Add new folder from the menu that opens, write in the appropriate text field the name you want to assign to the folder and confirm the operation by pressing the blue button Create folder present in the box that appeared in the center of the screen.

Now, go to the position where there are the documents you want to insert in the folder you created just now and, after finding the files of your interest, make a long tap on the name of one of them, then select possibly also others, tap on the symbol of three dots at the top right and choose the item Move to o Copy to from the menu that opens (depending on the operation you want to perform).

Now, select the destination memory of the selected documents by tapping on one of the options available in the menu that appears below (eg. Internal Memory), do tap sul folder name you previously created and press the button Move here / Copy here. When done, you should see the message [N] files moved / copied to indicate that the procedure was successful.

How to Put Documents in a Folder on IOS

To place documents in a folder on iOS, you can resort to using the app Fillet, the file manager present as "standard" on all devices equipped with iOS 11 and later versions.

After starting the File app, go to the section Shop by Department selecting the appropriate item at the bottom right and indicates the location where you want to create the folder on your device: by default, File allows you to access only iCloud Drive, but if the apps of others are installed on your iPhone or iPad services that integrate with the file manager of the Cupertino giant (eg. Google Drive o dropbox), you will also see the latter appear among the available options.

After reaching the position of your interest, make a long tap in an "empty" point of the display, select the item New folder from the menu that opens, write in the appropriate text field the name you want to assign to the folder and then presses on the item end, located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Now it's time to add files inside the folder you created. To do this, go to the position where the elements you want to include are located, press on the item Select located at the top right, tap on the files you want to move and press on the item Move located at the bottom. Then go to the location where the folder you previously created is located and tap again on the item Move located at the top right.

If instead of moving the files to the folder you created you prefer to copy and paste them, you have to act in this other way: make a long tap on the element of your interest, select the item Copy from the menu that opens and, after going to the folder in which to insert the, keep your finger pressed for a few seconds in an "empty" point on the screen and select the option Paste give the menu to compare.