Microsoft has been working for some time on a so-called “modern” version of the Windows 10 file explorer. This work is important because this application is probably the most used of the operating system.
This folder is however quite “empty” because no “Preview” version has yet been published. Since the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, File Explorer has evolved slowly, if not slowly. There was no revolution or major change. Worse, this caution was translated into frustration because none of the most requested features saw the light of day.
One of the best examples is the tab system. If a first approach has taken place on the Windows Insider channel, Microsoft has decided to take a step back. At the time this feature was named Sets. Microsoft has seen it more importantly with a tab system generalized to the entire operating system.
Today this Sets project is uncertain. We don’t know if Redmond is still working on the issue.
Windows 10’s new File Explorer, not for a year
As we can see the details and information are lacking. According to a new report work would be well underway. Better it would be expected next year in 2021 to launch a more modern version of the file explorer. The appointment would be fixed for next fall. In other words, the app could be part of the Windows 10 21H2 update.
This version is supposed to be a major release with some new features and changes. This new experience of File Explorer would therefore be part of the OS.
Currently the “major” update is the spring one. A change is likely to happen next year as Windows 10X is expected. Like its elder, the software giant plans to make it evolve every year, especially in the spring.