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Create folder from multiple selected items in Finder System 10.7
You can create a folder from a selection of files, instead of creating a folder first, then moving files in. In the Finder, select any files you want to put into the same folder. You can do this in any Finder window, including the Desktop or from the results of a Spotlight search (not the Spotlight menu itself). Right-click on any one of the selected files, and the top menu item is New Folder with Selection (number of Items). When you choose that command, a new folder will be created, and the files literally leap into the folder (cute animation!). The new folder is called New Folder With Items, and you can change its name.

[kirkmc adds: This isn't new, it was added in Lion. But it's a nifty thing to be aware of; I use it often. My guess is that a lot of people don't know about it.]
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Create folder from multiple selected items in Finder
Authored by: Lri on Aug 18, '12 09:56:58AM

You should've also mentioned that it's assigned to ⌃⌘N by default.

The action is only available when two or more items are selected. It's probably so that it wouldn't clutter up context menus, even though I keep trying to press ⌃⌘N when just a single item is selected.



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Create folder from multiple selected items in Finder
Authored by: victrolux on Aug 19, '12 09:44:06AM

And what's also cool is that, if you change your mind, you can (as with many Finder actions) undo the folder creation by using the Command+Z keystrokes.



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Create folder from multiple selected items in Finder
Authored by: khadrelt on Sep 04, '12 03:12:34PM

Is there a way to make this work with only one item? I find myself in situations where that would be handy surprisingly often.



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Create folder from multiple selected items in Finder
Authored by: morespace54 on Sep 06, '12 11:12:24AM

Great tip. I didn't had enough time to play with Lion so I never knew this trick (and it's keyboard shortcut equivalent). Sweet.



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