Microsoft has teased a refreshed File Explorer for Windows 11 that finally features tabs to let users open multiple folders in one window. It is a highly-requested feature that was first spotted in Windows 11 test builds last month. Tabs will reportedly be made official during a hybrid work event for Windows 11. Besides, the File Explorer is also getting a new homepage to allow users to quickly access folders or locate favourite files.
Let’s take a closer look at the updated File Explorer for Windows 11 and find out what it has in store for us.
Refreshed File Explorer For Windows 11: Here’s What’s New
Microsoft will be rolling out new updates to refresh the design of File Explorer for Windows 11. The updated design will include tabs, which is a highly-requested feature and allows users to open multiple folders in one window. Notably, the feature was first tested in Windows 10 apps under a feature named sets. However, it was never shipped to Windows 10 users.
Subscribe to OnsitegoGet the latest technology news, reviews, and opinions on tech products right into your inbox
Furthermore, the File Explorer will also get a new homepage that includes the typical Access folders, recent documents, and a new favourites option. After receiving the update, you’ll be able to right-click a file to add it to favourites, and it will appear pinned on the homepage of the File Explorer. Moreover, there are improved sharing options for file sharing that includes an updated share dialog. This will let you send files to your recent contacts or apps such as Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive.
The aforementioned features are being teased as part of various Windows 11 improvements to be made in the future. The company has not yet specified any release date for the updated File Explorer. However, we can expect the refreshed version to arrive in a monthly update to the operating system.
What do you think of the refreshed design for the File Explorer in Windows 11? Do let us know in the comments section below.