Latest Windows 11 build 22621.160 (KB5014770) brings File Explorer Tabs to the Beta Channel

Windows 11 Insider Preview

Microsoft has released today a new build 22621.160 to Windows 11 Insiders on the Beta Channel. The build brings improvements to the File Explorer in the form of Tabs as well as new navigation updates. It also fixes an issue with Tabs itself. You can find the full changelog below:

What’s new

File Explorer Tabs & Navigation Updates

To help you work across multiple locations at the same time, the title bar of File Explorer now has tabs. We’d love your feedback on which tabs features you’d like to see next.

File Explorer with tabs and navigation updates.
File Explorer with tabs and navigation updates.

File Explorer is also introducing a refreshed layout of the left navigation pane which makes it easy for you to navigate to folders that matter to you. The updated organization provides easy access to your pinned and frequently used folders (Quick access) and your OneDrive cloud profiles added to Windows. OneDrive cloud profiles reflect the user’s name associated with the account. Known Windows folders which are available by default in the navigation pane are no longer displayed under This PC to keep that view focused for your PC’s drives. When you navigate to folders syncing to OneDrive such as Documents, Pictures, etc., the address bar displays the correct path to help bring clarity when your folders are on the cloud vs when they are local to you.

[We are beginning to roll this feature out, so it isn’t available to all Insiders in the Beta Channel just yet as we plan to monitor feedback and see how it lands before pushing it out to everyone.]

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Files, Folders, and Online Storage > File Explorer.

Next up there is just one Known issue

[File Explorer]

  • The up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.

You can find the official blog post here.

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