Organize Tangles of Files by Quickly Creating Daily Folders

Melanie Gross
Jun 21, 2011
Software, Windows, Windows tips

Some of us wind up creating a lot of unique documents and files each day. It tends to clutter up our Documents folder and slow down navigation when trying to pinpoint a particular group of files. While it may seem like a good idea to organize all the files in their own daily folder, creating a new dated container each day can be annoying at the very least. However, by utilizing Microsoft Excel, Notepad, and a handy little free program called New Folder Wizard you can completely (or mostly) cure your file organization problems, allowing quick and easy access through the creation of individual folders for each day.

To get started, you need to download New Folder Wizard. The file is very small, weighing in at a mere 165 Kb, so you should have it sitting on your computer in no time. It comes as a lone .exe file, and it does not need installation or access to anything on your computer except your directories and, in our case, a .txt file.

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Open New Folder Wizard and review the interface before continuing.

new folder wizard

At this point you can go ahead and point the program towards the higher folder you would like yours created it. Do this by clicking Browse near the top of the window and creating a path to your ultimate container folder. Next you are going to create a .txt file containing the list of dates you would like created. First, open Microsoft Excel or a similar program. Type the first date you would like created in the first cell, and then click the tiny black box in the bottom right corner of that cell and pull it straight down for as many days as you would like created. Remember two things at this point: 1) this will create a range of consecutive dates, and if you want a few removed, you must manually delete those rows, and 2) Excel defaults to the “/” character for dates, which will be replaced later as an incompatible character, so if you don’t like underscores between the month, day, and year, set it to a different character.

folder dates

Now highlight the vertical fields with dates in them and copy the group. Open Notepad or a similar editor and paste the information, saving the file as a .txt in an easily accessed folder like the Desktop.

At this point you are almost finished and need only to tell New Folder Wizard to wrap things up. In the program’s window click the checkbox beside Use text file for folder names, unlocking the field above. Browse your way to the next text file and select it. Verify that everything is correct using the Preview button – if you had forward slashes in your dates it will let you know it replaced them – and if the prospective folders look correct click Create!.


You have just created a range of dated folders in which you can throw your piles of daily files! Wave goodbye to your cluttered Documents file and hello to organization.


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  1. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Does it come back after every “moment” update?

  2. Baloney said on March 9, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah right.. Like this is going to stop defender from running =) This is comedy gold right here.

  3. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    no ‘about the author’ paragraph?

  4. Gregory said on March 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    For permanent disable defender is if removed complete from system no just change permission folder.

    Just this is joke.

  5. moi said on March 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    simpler, load Autoruns (SysInternals)
    – filter “Defender”
    – untag all entries
    – reboot
    nothing has changed since my 1st modification years ago

  6. John G. said on March 9, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    I wouldn’t disable Defender imho, it has too many hidden roots inside Windows itself. One time I tried to uninstall it using brute force scripts and then the Onedrive feature stopped working definitely. A reinstallation was needed and since those times I prefer to maintain Defender untouched. It’s a better method to install another antivirus and it will disable Defender in a safer and easier mode (e.g., Avast is the best in this way, and also Panda Cloud Free is good too).

  7. boris said on March 10, 2023 at 12:19 am

    You can not stop defender from running in background or remove it without some penalty. All you can do is to limit telemetry.

    1. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm


      It’s probably Smartscreen which is preventing WD from being disabled. Get rid of that and the problem should be solved:

  8. hoho said on March 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Remove Windows and go for Linux.

    1. basingstoke said on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Linux sucks dude. Besides it’s not comparable to Windows, these OSes are in different classes entirely.

      1. Derp said on March 10, 2023 at 4:36 pm

        I use Linux as my daily driver. It’s far more stable than Windows. When’s the last time you used Linux, 2010?

      2. Bromosexual said on March 11, 2023 at 2:04 am


        You’re right, dude. Bro, linux is just a bunch of code that starts before the OS, dude. Brobrodude, that shit ain’t even got emojis, dudebrodudeman! Dudebro, it’s no way near as cool as Windows with its hardcoded abilities to make money off the user, bro. Yo brodude man, you’re the coolest dude ever man, bro. Dude.

      3. basingstoke said on August 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm

        Lol what? Windows 7 doesn’t come with any Emojis

  9. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Download Autoruns and remove the checkmark from Windows Defender. It doesn’t remove it, but it will never run.

  10. Simon said on March 10, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Just use “Defender Control”:

    Per this video,
    it also works on Windows 11 too…

  11. Someone said on March 10, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Win Defender, is completly the most succesful free-built in antivirus of Microsoft. Really nice product. Saved my ass a lot of times. Has updated malware database, completly strong defence
    from whatever smart screen disables. Or if you want better and more upgrated (paid) program,
    you can go further. But defender is always on your side.

  12. CalixtoWVR1 said on March 10, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Why would one disable Windows (or Microsoft) Defender in the first place?. I consider this to be playing with fire big time. Everybody knows that if one is using another A-V, Defender will be disabled on its own and won’t be in one’s way.

  13. Ed D said on March 10, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Why would I want to disable Windows Defender in the first place? It’s a great anti virus in my opinion. Been using it since Windows 8 and and never had a problem or a virus. Why mess with a good thing, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  14. owl said on August 17, 2023 at 1:57 am

    How a ridiculous article!
    I am thoroughly stunned.

    Why Should You Disable First-Party Windows Defender?
    I can only think that it is “malice or perversely intention (want you to buy a third-party AV where you can expect a back margin)” to guide invalidation without showing the premise.
    No sane company will use third-party closed source programs (such as AV).

    As I thought, “Ghacks Technology News” seems to be coming to downfall.

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