How to activate the new Windows 10 file explorer
If you would like to start testing the new Windows 10 file explorer from this moment, pay attention because we explain step by step how you can activate it on your computer.
The Windows 10 file explorer is the component of the operating system that allows you to manage the files and folders you have on your PC. After a long time keeping it intact, and in view of the problems it has been causing in some updates to the operating system, Microsoft finally decided to improve it.
In the new update for Windows 10, the Redmond company has added an updated file explorer that, if you wish, you can activate it from this moment as a setting.
Of course, keep in mind that the new browser is an application of the Universal Windows Platform (WUP) that is only available for Windows 10 v1703 and later versions. If you are not sure which version you have installed on your computer, click the Start button, select Settings, click the System option, and then click About. In the Windows Specifications section you can see the edition, version, compilation and other details of your operating system.
If you meet this premise, to access the new Windows 10 explorer on your PC, all you have to do is create a shortcut that points to the browser. Follow these steps to add it to your desktop:
- First, place your mouse cursor anywhere on your screen.
- Right-click and select New> Shortcut.
- Go to the text field Enter the location of the item and enter the following text (without quotes) “explorer shell: AppsFolder c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy! App”. Make sure the backslash () is included in the path when you paste it.
- Click on the Next button, type “explorer”. Click the OK button and the shortcut will appear on your desktop.
Once this is done, double click on the shortcut to test the new Windows 10 explorer. As you can see in the screenshot that we have left you on these lines, the new version is much cleaner and dispenses with detailed icons, which facilitates navigation.