How to Change Default New Folder Name Template in Windows 7, 8, and 10
A folder is a location where you can store your files. You can create any number of folders and even store folders inside other folders (subfolders).
When you create a new folder, it is named New folder by default.
This tutorial will show you how to change the New folder name template to be able to create new folders with a custom name by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
If you get a Error 0x8000FFFF: Catastrophic failure
when you create a new folder after changing the default name template, then it means that you used an invalid character (ex: " or * ) in the name, and will just need to change the name again without this invalid character.
EXAMPLE: New -> Folder context menu to create "New folder"
1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and press Enter.
2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.
3. In Registry Editor, browse to the key at the location below. (see screenshot below)
If you do not have a NamingTemplates key (not there by default), then right click on the Explorer key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type NamingTemplates, and press Enter.
4. In the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, double click/tap on the RenameNameTemplate string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)
If you do not have a RenameNameTemplate
value (not there by default), then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the NamingTemplates
key, click/tap on New
, click/tap on String Value
, type RenameNameTemplate
, and press Enter.
To undo this custom New folder name template, you would just need to delete the RenameNameTemplate
5. Type a name (ex: Folder) you want used by default whenever you create a "New folder", and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.