In Windows 11, Microsoft is updating the File Explorer significantly with a new look and new functions. After the original release of Windows 11 and the inclusion of tabs in the first instant update for Windows 11 version 22H2, this is the third major overhaul to File Explorer.
The study includes a preview of some of the future improvements, and the material was compiled by Zac Bowden of Windows Central. The new Recommended area on the Home page is part of a larger effort to make Microsoft 365 seem more natural inside the app. If a file is suggested, it will be downloaded from a SharePoint or OneDrive site and shown as a big thumbnail for easy viewing.
The Details pane of a file is also being updated to provide more recent data, showing that this connectivity extends even further. Whether the file was shared using the cloud or through email, you will be able to see recent activity and comments made on the file. The associated files section seen in one of the photographs provides more background information about the case at hand.
A new Gallery view is being introduced to File Explorer to make it simpler to explore and display images, but we haven’t seen it yet. The article claims that when you move your mouse over an image, a bigger version will appear. Like macOS, Microsoft is reportedly thinking about adding tags to files to make organization simpler. Aesthetically, the new Details pane is a big improvement over its predecessor. However, other parts of the user interface are evolving. The tab bar has been relocated to directly under the title and is now better integrated into the overall design. The address bar has been made more subtle by being made the same color as the backdrop, while the search box has been given a more contemporary makeover by having rounded edges. As a result of this update, file-related operations such as making a copy, pasting, and deleting are now directly accessible from the main view of File Explorer.