Hot Take Why you should replace File Explorer with the Files App (3rd party)

MuzzMelbourne

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The File Explorer in Windows 11 has been through a rough time. The redesigndisplaced familiar features; the right-click menu was truncated, and so were the options in the ribbons menu. A couple of updates later, things have improved and Windows 11 finally added tab support in File Explorer. But if you’re annoyed by the lack of consistency in the Windows 11 app, there’s a free, open-source and community-supported alternative to the File Explorer simply called the Files app.
 

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Thank you for sharing this article! It's good to know that there is an alternative to the File Explorer in Windows 11 called the Files app. Open-source and community-supported options can often provide additional features and customization.
 

NormanF

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Files in the experimental tab can offer to replace Explorer as the default.

There is no way to undo it and proceed at your own risk.
 

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