I know - being organized can be boring, but after you have created countless amounts of files, stored all over your computer and you have 754 "New Folder"s, you'll see the point in being organized!
Just like with everything else in your house, it is nice to know where to find things.
Your windows operating system even makes things easy for you by giving you several pre-made folders like "My Documents" and inside that folder, you will find "My Music", "My Pictures" etc. Of course you can make your own folders for pictures and music files,too,if you want.
Double-click your "My Documents"
Icon on your desktop
- and you will see all the folders already provided for you.
When you want to save a document or a file you have created, you have several choices to where you want to save it.
Double-click your "My Computer" icon on the desktop
and a window like this will appear
The window will be showing you YOUR drives. The picture above is just an example.
Some computers will have a D: drive under the section of hard disk drives (sometimes called a Data drive) - like in my example above. If you have one, I suggest to you to use that drive for storage. If you DON'T have a D: drive use the "My Documents" folder.
If you have a D: drive, you can store you files in folders you create.
Your "My Documents" folder is a system folder. You can store files, create new sub folders inside it, and even back-up (make a copy) of that whole folder to another location, just don't move that folder to any other location on your computer! If you remove it or move it somewhere else, you'll might mess up your system!
Your file will appear on your desktop. If you double-click that file, it will open.
Okay....try it again from the top of the list above - only this time, when you click Files > Save as..choose your "My Documents" folder from the Drop-down menu and click Save.
Remember to delete those files again - having random, useless files lying around on your desktop or in your "MY Documents" folder is NOT being organized.
It's no big deal having a few "loose" files on your desktop or in your private folder, but after a while finding a specific file will be difficult, so do yourself the favor of being organized about your saved files from the beginning. You will thank yourself later on for that!
To create a folder, you first have to think of where you want to store it.
Assuming you want to create your own folder inside your "My Documents" folder
- and your new folder will be added, and will be ready for storing your files. You can create as many different named folders, as you like.