How to Create Multiple Folders in Windows 10

Are you wondering how to create multiple folders in Windows 10 or even in Windows 7? That can be very useful if you’re a analyst, for instance. Say that you need to make a folder for each month of the year on your Windows PC. Sure, you can manually create a folder for each month, but that might take some time. Fortunately, there is a way to automate this.

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Are you wondering how to create multiple folders in Windows 10 or even in Windows 7? That can be very useful if you are a analyst, for instance. Say that you need to make a folder for each month of the year on your Windows PC. Sure, you can manually create a folder for each month, but that might take some time. Fortunately, there is a way to automate this. Let’s see how to create multiple folders at once, using a simple Command Prompt.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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Using the Command Prompt

First, click the Start button from the Taskbar and type “cmd” (without quotes) in the Cortana Search bar (next to the Start button). Next, choose Command Prompt from the search results. Refer to below image:

Accessing the Command Prompt

Next, you can change directories in Command Prompt using the “cd” command (without quotes) and switch to the directory where you want to make your folders. See below image:

Changing the directory

Now. using the “md” command (without quotes) you can make a new directory for your folders. You want to create twelve folders, one for each month in a year with the following command:

md Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

See following image:

Making the Folders

If you want multiple words for a folder, just enclose the words in quotes, for example:

md “2021 Jan“ “2021 Feb” and so on.

Next, you can close the Command Prompt and open the destination in Windows Explorer to check the newly made folders. Refer to below image for some of the created folders: (Due to Explorer sorting, we are only showing some consecutive ones.)

The created Folders

There are other ways to accomplish creating multiple folders at once, but this method is the easiest.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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