2 Ways to Get Windows 11 Like File Explorer in Windows 10

Microsoft gave a huge overhaul to its Windows operating system with Windows 11, after 6 years. This major update included some cool new features and a very refreshing feel to the overall UI. One of the things we use the most on our Windows PC is the file explorer app. Microsoft has therefore added some new features such as icons, a new context menu, a new sharing menu, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, etc. Also, new features are added over time with updates. Today in this article, we will discuss how you can get Windows 11 as File Explorer on your Windows 10 PC.

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Ways to Get Windows 11 Like File Explorer on Your PC

There are two ways to get Windows 11 like File Explorer on your Windows PC. And enjoy all the new features as well as some of those not even available in the official Windows 11 File Explorer.

Get Windows 11 like File Explorer on Windows 10

If your Windows 10 computer is not compatible with Windows 11. But if you want to experience the new Windows 11 File Explorer, you can do it right now by following these steps.

1. Launch Microsoft Store and search for the Files app (or click this link directly).

2. Click Get and wait for the app to download and install on your computer.

3. When done, click Open to launch the new Files app.

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Get Windows 11 File Explorer Directly

If you are having trouble downloading apps from the Microsoft store, you can try these methods to fix the problem. Or you can download the new Files app directly from this process.

1. Go to this link.

2. Scroll down and click Sideload. Wait for the download to complete.

3. Launch the installer and click Install.

How to use and customize Windows 11 Files app?

Since it is a third-party files app for Windows created by a developer, we get some additional features like tab in explorer (which is not yet available in Microsoft official explorer), and other customizations like custom themes, dark mode, handy tools like one-click open folder.

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This is how you can load Windows 11 as File Explorer on your PC running Windows 10 and give your computer a refreshing look, with the added benefit of new features. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

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