Exciting News: New Update on File Explorer. In the new updation, many exciting features and improvements are added to the file explorer. There are many significant changes to be added in the Windows 11 22H2, 2023 version, and it’s expected to arrive in October 2023.
We all used File Explorer at the time, and these significant changes and improvements changed the entire experience of using File Explorer. Microsoft announced on September 26, 2023. This update adds a modernized File Explorer Home that WinUI powers.
File Explorer has a new codebase using the WinUI 3 from the Windows App SDK (WASDK) and XAML, which allows for better performance and more web integration12. The file explorer is the best feature in Windows.
File Explorer is a file management tool in the Windows operating system. The latest version, Windows 11, has a new File Explorer offering unique features and improvements.
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What is File Explorer?
File Explorer is a file browser that helps you access, view, and manage all the files stored on your computer. With File Explorer, you can create, rename, delete, copy, move, and organize your files and folders. You can also search for files, share them with others, and customize the appearance and settings of File Explorer.
What are the New Changes in the File Explorer?
The new announcement of Microsoft declared that many new updations are available in File Explorer. This updation will change the entire experience of using File Explorer.
1. New Details Pane
2. Newly designed address bar
3. Redesigned home page
4. New Gallery
5. Support for more Archive formats
6. Ability to tear off and merge tabs with an existing File Explorer window.
New Update On File Explorer in Windows 11
File Explorer gets new features in new updation. The MS announcement said that the recent updates add a modernized File Explorer Home that WinUI powers. A new gallery, A new details pane, and many other changes will be added in the new File Explorer.
- A newly designed Home page is to be added in the New updation
- A newly Designed Address bar is to be added
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|File Explorer Home||This update adds a modernized File Explorer Home that is powered by WinUI. Recommended files are displayed as a carousel. That carousel only appears if you are signed in to Windows using an Azure AD account. To turn this off and show pinned folders instead, select the ellipses. To open the Folder Options dialog, select Options. Select the new checkbox next to the Show recommended section in the Privacy section.|
|Address Bar||File Explorer’s newly designed address bar recognizes local and cloud folders. It also shows your file’s status. For Microsoft OneDrive users, the address bar now contains your OneDrive sync status and a quota flyout box.|
|Details Pane||A new details pane in File Explorer (ALT + Shift + P) helps you access related content, stay updated with file activity, and collaborate without opening a file. When you select a file in File Explorer and turn on the pane, the pane displays contextual information about the file.|
|Gallery||This update introduces Gallery in File Explorer. Gallery makes it easy to access your photo collection. The content in Gallery is the same as what you see in the All Photos view in the Photos app. Your most recently taken photos appear at the top of the Gallery.|
|Archive formats||This update adds native support for reading additional archive file formats using the lib archive open-source project|
|Tear off and merge tabs||You can now tear off and merge tabs with an existing File Explorer window.|
What is New in Address Bar
In this update, Microsoft has updated the file explore address bar; it is the most important change done by Microsoft for File Explorer. After the updation, you can see the changes in the address bar; the command bar now appears at the bottom of the address bar.
The new address bar offers many features and shows your file’s status. For Microsoft OneDrive users, the address bar now contains your OneDrive sync status and a quota flyout box.
New Details Pane
A newly designed Details pane is quite interesting. In the command bar section, you can see the details button (Alt+ Shift + P), which will help you; the pane displays contextual information about the selected file. It includes a file thumbnail, its sharing status and button, emails, and more.
- Select a file for Detailed information
- Click on the Detail Button; you can also share the file with the Share option
Redesigned Home Page
WinUI powers the modernized file explorer home in the new update. There are some changes in the Home page’s visual and some categories in the Home page like Recommended, Favourites, Recent. The carousel only appears in the Azure AD account.
New Gallery Changes
The Gallery is completely changed in the new update; these changes will help the user to identify the photos through different sizes of thumbnails. Your most taken photos will appear at the top of the gallery. This includes images from your phone if you have OneDrive Camera Roll Backup set up.
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The other feature in the Gallery section is the Collection option. This will help the user to choose which folder to see in the gallery. It manages the gallery by adding or removing folders from locations across your PC. Folders added here will still be stored in their original locations.
In this new update, you can use the Extract all option from compressed folders; this feature was only for the Zip formats. This update adds native support for reading additional archive file formats utilizing the lib archive open-source project. This will allow native support for RAR and 7-Zip archival formats.
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Krishna. R is a computer enthusiast. She loves writing on Windows 11 and related technologies. She likes to share her knowledge, quick tips, and tricks with Windows 11 or Windows 10 with the community.