Change New Folder Name Template in Windows  

    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows

    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows

    How to Change Default New Folder Name Template in Windows
    Published by Category: Customization
    07 Oct 2020
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    How to Change Default New Folder Name Template in Windows


    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.
    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows-new_folder_0x8000ffff_error.png


    EXAMPLE: New > Folder context menu to create "New folder"
    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows-new_folder_context_menu.png



    Here's How:

    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

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

    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.

    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows-change_new_folder_name_template-1.png

    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 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)

    Change New Folder Name Template in Windows-change_new_folder_name_template-2.png

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


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #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 Computer


  2. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    It doesn't appear that you can.
      My Computers


 

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