Windows 10 has received a lot of major feature updates over the past 5 years or so.
The Windows File Explorer is undoubtedly the most used app on Windows for every little task. But it remained quite the same in terms of design and overall feel. (dark mode does not count)
The design and overall look of the current file explorer has not changed much, or rather, has not adopted the new UWP based design as most apps have been developed like for example Windows Settings, Messaging, Calculator etc.
In order to overcome the aesthetical limitation of classic file explorer, you can download and try the new “Files UWP – Preview” app from Microsoft Store.
The Files UWP has been launched as a preview version at the moment and supports all the basic actions you would expect from a file explorer application.
In addition, some of the major features include:
- Multiple tabs
- Fluent Design
- Multiple layout modes
- Modular code base to sustain rapid development
- Unrivalled file access performance
- Everything you’d expect from a file explorer (Clipboard actions, file details, quick access, etc)
In the near future, the application will pick up features like better support for OneDrive, search options, and support for WSL.
The application source code is 100% open-source and actively maintained through GitHub.
If you have a feature request or feedback for the app, make sure to share it on the GitHub repository https://github.com/duke7553/files-uwp.