File Explorer is one of the most important software in Windows and it has been around since 15 August 1995. The almost three-decades-old software is now finally getting a major overhaul.
The complete redesign of File Explorer will offer an improved UI coupled with useful new features. According to some reliable sources, the updated app will feature a completely redesigned header with a modern file directory box, a new search box, and a dedicated “home” button.
While, the existing header buttons, such as “new,” “copy,” and “paste,” will be moved into the file/folder view.
The homepage of Windows 11 File Explorer will now be deeply integrated with Microsoft 365 and OneDrive.
As you can see in the mock-up images the homepage will also include large thumbnails of documents that include recently modified items like comments from colleagues. Furthermore, the left-side navigation is being updated with more modern code, rounded highlight buttons, icons and much more.
Additionally, Microsoft is also focusing on making the Windows 11 File Explorer idle for touch screen devices. Reportedly, the File Explorer will also have a dedicated gallery area of the File Explorer, which will include larger previews of photos. Microsoft is also planning to add tags to files, similar to what macOS offers in its Finder app.
It’s worth noting that File Explorer had the last major redesign with Windows 8 almost ten years ago. If everything goes as planned, File Explorer will soon look far more cleaner and modern in comparison to what it is today.