File Explorer in Windows 11 gets tabs and other improvements
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File Explorer in Windows 11 gets tabs and other improvements

Microsoft has announced a number of interesting innovations for Windows 11 File Explorer: this tool will receive an updated design with support for tabs that make it easier to quickly access folders and files, a redesigned share dialog, integration with OneDrive, on the At today’s online event, which Microsoft dedicated to hybrid work, changes were announced.

    Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that File Explorer will get a tabbed interface that has been tested since the introduction of the Sets tool in Windows 10, allowing you to group applications as tabs in a single window. However, development of this feature was halted, which is why it was never released to the public. As of this writing, it’s difficult to say when the Windows 11 Tabbed File Explorer UI will be available to regular users, as it’s currently hidden in some test builds of the operating system.

There is also a new start page in “Explorer” with pinned files and recent actions. Users can easily pin the files they want to the File Explorer home page using the context menu that appears when they right-click on the file they want. In addition, there are new possibilities in terms of sharing files via the sharing dialog and deeper integration with the OneDrive cloud service.

Microsoft has not specified exactly when the new features mentioned will be available to a wide range of Windows 11 users, but possibly together with the 22H2 feature update, which is scheduled to appear this fall.

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