This Is the New File Explorer in Windows 10X

Because of the way it’s built, Windows 10X will ship not with one, but with two different file managers, an approach that some users might find rather confusing at first.

Technically, Windows 10x will be able to run two different types of apps, as it follows:

  • UWP apps (modern apps from the Microsoft Store) “natively”
  • Win32 programs (traditional Windows software) in containers

Because of these two different types of apps, Microsoft decided to offer two separate versions of File Explorers whenever file management is needed, so depending on what app you work with, you could end up using a different file manager, as it follows:

  • New touch-optimized File Explorer for UWP apps
  • Classic File Explorer for Win32 programs

Of course, everyone is already familiar with the existing File Explorer given it’s been around for so long, so the new thing in Windows 10X is the modern version of the file manager.

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.