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Usually you want Java programs in a folder on the hard drive C:

Step 2: Navigate

Explorer first View

Left-click on C: in the left panel of the Explorer window. (You can also left-click on a USB drive if you have one plugged in.)

You will see something like the above. A view of files and folders is in the right panel. You can click on one of them to go into it, or make a new folder.

To make a new folder, RIGHT-click on C: then move the mouse pointer over NEW and then FOLDER.

New Folder

LEFT-click on NEW. A new folder is created and visible in the left panel of Explorer. The name of the folder is highlighted. Type in a name for the new folder (JavaSource is used here.) Hit "enter".

New Folder

You should have a new folder (subdirectory). Double LEFT-Click on it.

New Folder

The contents of the folder is displayed in the right panel of Explorer. The folder will be empty if you just created it.

Empty Folder

It may take several tries to get this far if you are not familiar with Windows operations.


How do you start a command window for the folder?

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