Create a file within finder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guitargoddsjm, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've had my macbook for a couple of years now and I just figured you couldn't do this, but I might as well ask:

    Can you create a file from within finder?

    For example, on Windows machines, you can right click in explorer and it goes something like create new > [folder, text file, word doc, etc]. I know that you can add folders, but I'd love to be able to quickly add a new .txt file without having to open TextEdit first (not that it's any faster, just my workflow).
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    #2
    not in Mac OS more of a Windows thing. you can however use a plugin called NuFile but im not sure if it works in Snow Leopard.

    i find just opening Text Edit or Pages etc. and typing straight away is way more faster and intuituve. then you can save as later on.
     
  3. coops macrumors regular

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    I only realised this wasn't 'built in' recently, when i was looking to make a quick text file for the registration codes for a program on my wife's macbook... i've paid for a version of Pathfinder, which includes this feature - so, not any answer on how to do it in finder, but it's there in Pathfinder amongst other enhancements.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #4
    Launch Terminal, navigate to the directory you want the new file in, enter

    Code:
    touch file.txt
     

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