Effortlessly Create Windows Folders with Drag & Drop

Creating multiple folders to organize files can be tedious and time-consuming in Windows. The usual method involves right-clicking on the root folder, navigating to ‘New,’ and selecting ‘Folder’.

On iOS and Android, creating a new folder is faster through a simple drag-and-drop, which works for single or multiple files. This is how Smart Folders works.

Smart Folders is a free desktop app that lets you instantly create new folders by dragging and dropping files, emulating the seamless experience from iOS and Android on Windows.

Install Smart Folders

  1. Download Smart Folders and run the downloaded file. A small Smart Folders window will appear.
  2. Smart Folders installation window
  3. Click the Install button. A notification will indicate that installation is complete.
  4. Smart Folders installed successfully

Start Creating New Folders

  1. Highlight any group of files you want to organize into a new folder.
  2. Files highlighted for grouping
  3. Drag and drop them onto the file you want to group them with.
  4. Files being dragged and dropped
  5. A prompt will ask you to name the new folder. Enter the name you want to use.
  6. Naming the new folder
  7. Click OK, and your new folder will be created with the specified name.
  8. Newly created folder


Smart Folders works on Windows 7, Vista, and 10, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. For Windows XP users, if the app doesn’t function immediately, try restarting your computer before using the drag-and-drop feature.