Microsoft has started testing tabs in the File Explore on Windows 11 following, the discovery of the new tabs support hidden inside Microsoft’s latest Window 11 test build by one the developers of the windows application, Rafael Rivera. This feature appears to be one of the secret additions Microsoft has started testing in Windows 11.
Although the addition of tabs to file explorer is not a novel innovation as Microsoft began the testing of tabs in Windows 10, under a feature called Sets, However, it cancelled the project and never shipped it to the users of Windows 10.
For the Windows 11 about to be launched, Microsoft adds tabs to the File explorer in Windows 11 that allows for multiple folders to be open in one window. While, Microsoft doesn’t appear to be revamping its File Explorer interface as part of this tab support, Microsoft has consistently improved on the file explorer operating system since Windows 95 and a variety of designers have created concepts to try and improve and modernize it in recent years.
However, a developer has gone further to even create a new File Explorer app named Files. This application supports tabs and includes themes and other modern features.
We are now waiting on Microsoft to officially announce tabs added to the File Explorer. Windows Insider Chief Amanda Langowski said in February that the company would “only communicate about features that we are purposefully enabling for insiders to try out and give feedback on”. Since the tabs are highly requested feature for File Explorer, we would expect to hear an official Microsoft announcement soon.