The easiest way to create a new file in Windows is to use the File Explorer. This can be easily accessed from the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
Once the File Explorer window is open, you can create a new file by clicking on the ‘New’ icon in the top left corner of the window. This will bring up a menu with options for creating a new text document, folder, rich text document, contact, shortcut, and several other types of files depending on what programs have been installed on your computer.
When you have chosen the type of file you want to create, simply give the file a name and press ‘Enter’ or click ‘Save’. This will create your new file with the name you chose in the folder you are currently in. You can then open the file with the program associated with it (e.g. Microsoft Word or Notepad) and begin working on it.
Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere inside the File Explorer window and select ‘New’ from the context menu. This will also bring up the same menu of file types to choose from as before.
Creating a new file using the File Explorer is just one of the many ways you can create a new file in Windows. Other methods include using keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+N for a new text document, or using the command prompt if you’re familiar with using the command line. If you’re using Windows 8 or later, you can also use an app like OneNote to create new files.
No matter how you decide to create a new file, File Explorer is by far the easiest way to go about it. With this method, you get a visual menu of all the different file types you can create, and you can easily give them the name you want to give them.