The file explorer built into Windows 11 was not the expected improvement, which opened the door for a good third-party replacement.
Files is a third-party open source file manager for Windows that leverages the latest features of the Windows platform, including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs that enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect. .
The updated application takes advantage of the latest improvements in Windows and WinUI and has added new features that give users more flexibility in managing their files.
Files has been updated today to version v2.0.33 with a number of new features, including the ability to set the app as the default file manager.
The full changelog includes:
- Added Ctrl + Shift + C shortcut to copy file path
- Added option to set files as default file handling
- Show progress of file operations in taskbar and continue operations when minimized
- Added individual options for the number of clicks to open files and folders
- Added group by path option for libraries
- Respect the default application for zip files
- Use the correct tab name on the home page
- Added caching to load thumbnails faster
- Added options to import / export settings
- Improved reliability of the search experience
- Added support for choosing custom icons
- Fixed a crash that occurred when climbing a network root path
- Fixed an issue where the edit tags and edit buttons on terminals did not work
- Fixed an issue where the OneDrive sync status was not updated
- Fixed an issue where the preview pane would display unexpectedly when quickly selecting and then deselecting a file
- Fixed drag and drop from 7zip
- Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working in column layout
- Fixed an issue where the context menu had the wrong height
- Toggle quick preview when changing selection
- Fixed an issue where env variables would not update when launching terminal
Files v2 is free and can be found in the Store here.
Thank you, Guillaume for the tip.