Here’s the major UI update that is coming to File Explorer in Windows 11

On Windows 11, the File Explorer app has a new titlebar with a tab row, but the file and folder listing is not different from what it used to be in Windows 10. Microsoft is about to change this in the near future, with a major File Explorer redesign.

As you remember, Microsoft is internally working on a new File Explorer app powered with WinUI3. It already features some interface changes, e.g. a new Home folder layout, animations, and the Gallery item. Some of these changes are already available to Insiders. In the stable version of Windows 11 In version 22H2, File Explorer has got tabs. More changes to come.

File Explorer Windows 11

Microsoft decided to completely redesign File Explorer, adds rounded controls, blur effects, and more. The app is built with the Windows App SDK. There's a new Details pane, updated folder views, a redesigned address and search bar, and the relocation of action buttons back below the address bar.

File Explorer Gallery Windows 11

For consumers, the updated File Explorer will have tight integration with Microsoft 365. Again, Insiders have already received bits of these changes, as the details pane in File Explorer already provides some brief information for the shared files and files included in a project.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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