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    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows

    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows

    How to Change Default New Folder Name Template in Windows 7, 8, and 10
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    06 Dec 2017
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    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.
    Note   Note
    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.

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    EXAMPLE: New -> Folder context menu to create "New folder"
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    Here's How:

    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)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NamingTemplates

    Note   Note
    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.


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    4. In the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, double click/tap on the RenameNameTemplate string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)
    Note   Note
    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 string value.



    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)

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    6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       27 Nov 2017 #1

    Does not make sense, although it works for New Folder but it conflict with File Rename as well.
    I want to set it to:
    "RenameNameTemplate"="New Folder"
    To change from "New folder" to "New Folder".
    But it also conflict with Rename when I select multiple files and try to rename them all at once.
    How to keep the default template for Bulk File Rename when changing New Folder template?
    Cheers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,999
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       28 Nov 2017 #2

    It doesn't appear that you can.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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