New Update Windows 11 might soon start recommending content in File Explorer

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According to findings published by @XenoPanther on Twitter, Microsoft is considering pressing on with recommended content in Windows 11. We already have recommended apps and files in the Start menu; now prepare to see recommended files in File Explorer.

Digging out the most recent versions of the shell32.dll.mui and propsys.dll.mui file revealed a new feature in the Folder Options window. The privacy section on the General tab contains a new checkbox called "Show recommended content." @PhantomOfEarth reports spotting related velocity features (IDs you can enable using the ViveTool app), but they are force-disabled in the latest Windows 11 Dev build.

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Microsoft is working on a new XAML-based gallery view for the Windows 11 File Explorer that allows you to browse your photos by date, as well as through a built-in search box.

This new Gallery option can be accessed via the right sidebar of File Explorer, letting you view your pictures in one place.

In a way, it's similar to the Microsoft Photos app, but Microsoft is using XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language), which brings the best of the web to desktop apps. This new Gallery view is still a work in progress and will eventually improve in a future release.

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