PSLS Help Desk – Organizing Your PS4 With Folders

December 15, 2016Written by Chandler Wood

PS4 folders

If you replaced your stock PS4 hard drive with a new 2TB one, you were probably one of the many people begging for folders to organize the PS4 homescreen. I know that when my installed games got to be over 100 count, I was desperately looking for a way to sift through my games without having to run through the whole library. It’s a feature that has been demanded by PS4 owners since the system first launched, and now that we’ve got folders, we thought we’d take some time to show you how to use folders to organize your home screen and make games easier to find and play.

In talking to many PS4 owners, I find folders being severely underutilized, despite being demanded as a crucial feature for so long. Try it out using the instructions below and see if you can benefit from organizing the games and apps on your PS4 into folders.

Creating folders is easy, and only applies to the account on which the folders are created, so if you have multiple users, each person can organize their own homepage as they see fit.

Creating a Folder

  1. Highlight the application that you want to put into a folder.
  2. Press [Options] on your DualShock 4.
  3. Select [Add to Folder]. From here you can create and name a new folder, or add the app to an existing folder.
  4. You can organize the order of the applications in each folder. When you are done, click [OK].

It’s that easy! To access the games in the folder, highlight the folder and press down on the d-pad or left analog stick, then select the game you want to play.

There are tons of ways that you can use folders to keep your gaming habits organized. Now that PlayStation VR is out, I have one folder dedicated to VR games so that I can quickly and easily access them. I also have a folder for games that I haven’t finished, as well as another for games I am working on getting the Platinum in. Then of course there’s my “Shame” folder, aka “The Backlog,” which houses the games that I still need to start. My wife uses a folder for all the apps she considers “Hideables,” you know, the ones like Live From PlayStation, PlayStation Now, ShareFactory, etc. Things that she doesn’t want filtering up to her home screen and taking up space.

Do you use folders to organize your home screen? Have any interesting folder names or ways of organizing? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

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