No products in the cart.

File Explorer tabs to return in Windows 11?

HomeLatest Platform NewsOperating SystemsFile Explorer tabs to return in Windows 11?

Over the years, power users of the Windows OS have long asked the Washington state-based tech titan to improve the File Explorer interface, prompting several to create concepts that show what a new version of the interface could look like.

Now, to increase the hopes of the community for its return, a recent preview of a build suggests Microsoft Corp is exploring the potential to add tabs to File Explorer.

Over the past few iterations, Microsoft has been adding, editing, and in some cases experimenting with aspects of the Windows GUI. The potential return of File Explorer tabs could be part of this ongoing strategy.


According to a leak by Rafael Rivera, a well known developer in the community, the File Explorer tabs will be returning the next major release of the operating system, Windows 11.

However, some of the most prominent testers who have access to the Windows Insider Program Dev channel have not seen the File Explorer tabs ‘in the wild’.

If the speculation is correct and Microsoft is looking to resurrect tab support in File Explorer, hold tight. It won’t be long before we see a blog post on the subject, or some other type of official confirmation.

Related article:
Understanding the "metaverse"?

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed this article. Automatic translation from English to a growing list of languages via Google AI Cloud Translation. Reporting by Rob Phillips.

You can stay on top of all the latest developments across the platform economy, find solutions to your key challenges and gain access to our problem-solving toolkit and proprietary databases by becoming a member of our growing community. Platform Executive has two membership tiers, Community (FREE) and Premium ($195 per year), which offer different levels of access to our products and services.