How to Add Photos to a New Folder With Windows 7

by Ashley Poland

Digital photos are used to connect to friends and family across the globe -- even if you couldn't make it to your cousin's wedding, you can still enjoy the pictures on Facebook. Whether you want to copy images from your digital camera or to save images from the Internet, creating a new folder to store your photos is a simple endeavor.

From Removable Device

Plug your device into your computer using your USB cable. You can copy pictures from any USB-connectible device that they're stored on, including a digital camera, USB thumb drive, external hard drive and even mobile telephone.

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of the screen. Go to "My Computer" and double-click on the removable device to open it in the explorer. The device may be named after it's manufacturer (i.e. "SONY CAMERA") or may just be called "Removable Device."

Select the images that you want to copy to your computer -- you can select multiple files by holding down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while selecting them. When you've selected your files, copy them by right-clicking on one of the selected icons and selecting "Copy" from the menu, or by pressing "Ctrl + C" on your keyboard.

Select the directory where you want to create your new folder; for instance, you can do this in Pictures to create a subfolder, such as "Pictures from the BBQ." Once you've entered the directory where you want to create your folder, right-click in the background and select "New > Folder" from the menu. Enter a name for your new folder.

Open the new folder and paste your pictures either by right-clicking in the background and selecting "Paste" or by pressing "Ctrl + V" on your keyboard.

From Internet

Right-click on the image that you want to save to your computer.

Using the save dialogue, navigate to the folder where you want to save the image.

Click the icon of a folder with a small starburst -- if you hover your cursor over the the icon, it will display the text "New Folder." Name the folder when it appears in the files section of the save dialogue.

Select the folder to save the image into your new folder.


  • check You can use "Cut" or "Ctrl + X" to move the files from one location to another, instead of creating a copy.

About the Author

Ashley Poland has been writing since 2009. She has worked with local online businesses, supplying print and web content, and pursues an active interest in the computer, technology and gaming industries. In addition to content writing, Poland is also a fiction writer. She studied creative writing at Kansas State University.