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Easy Steps to Create a New Folder on Your Mac

iBoysoft author Connie Yang
Written by Connie Yang
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Creating a folder on a MacBook can be done by enabling the secondary click feature in system preferences and then right-clicking in a small spot between the name and first folder to access the new folder option.


Step-by-Step Guide: Creating New Folders on a Mac Timestamped

1. 00:00 📁 Creating a folder on a MacBook can be tricky due to the secondary click feature, which may not be familiar to some users.

2. 00:37 💻 Enable secondary click in system preferences under trackpad settings.

3. 00:50 📁 Enable the menu to create new folders by tapping with two fingers or clicking in the right or left corner on the home screen.

4. 01:28 👩‍💻 When creating a folder on a MacBook, be aware of potential issues with folder views and page filling.

5. 01:56 📁 To create a folder in MacBook, find a small spot between the name and first folder, right click there, and the new folder option will appear.

6. 02:41 📁 Switch the view to exit the list, right click to create a new folder, and switch back to the list view to see the folder.

7. 03:17 💻 Create a folder on any Mac computer with the latest macOS, it works the same way across all Apple Computers.

By the way, if you're a new Mac user who switches from Windows and is used to working with right clicks. You can use a right-click enhancer to simplify your workflow and improve your work efficiency until you familiar with macOS. 

iBoysoft MagicMenu is an advanced and all-in-one right-click enhancer that allows you right-click to quick access a target folder, an app, or a website, create different types of new files, move files to a designated folder, cut and paste files, hide files, convert images, fully uninstall apps, find duplicate files and images, etc. Try it to work more smooth with your Mac.

Step-by-Step Guide: Creating New Folders on a Mac Video Summary

🖱️ The secondary click on a MacBook may be unfamiliar and make creating a folder more difficult for some users.

🔍 Enabling secondary click on MacBook trackpad can be done through system preferences, making it easier to access additional options.

📂 Tapping with two fingers on the home screen allows for easy creation of a new folder, making it the first option available.

🔍 The second problem in creating a folder on MacBook is the limited view options, such as tile list or carousel.

🖱️ The struggle of failing to create a new folder on a MacBook desktop can be frustrating, especially when the folder is full and right-clicking doesn't work on your Mac.

📁 Switching between tile view and list view allows for easy creation and organization of folders in MacBook.


You can press Command + Shift + N to create a new folder on your Mac desktop or in Finder. Or, you can right-click the blank area on the target location and then select New Folder.


You can press Command + Shift + N to create a new folder first and then select it and press Command + C and Command + V to duplicate multiple folders on your Mac.


Right-click the blank place on the Mac desktop and then select New Folder. Or, you can use the shortcut - Command + Shift + N.