A modern file explorer that pushes the boundaries of the platform. (by files-community)


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Posts where Files has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-21.
  • Windows 11 + Files and Notepads | 2021-06-21
  • Thoughts on my windows 11 concept? | 2021-06-18
    This File Explorer is more enjoyable, but I'd like to have its whole UI to be redesigned. Actually, I love how it's done in 'Files' app: . I wish it would work faster so I could use it, but I like this UI
  • Thoughts? Dope on Nope [📷 Credits Files for Windows] | 2021-06-09
    Those interested on this here is their GitHub Link | 2021-06-09
  • Files 2.0 work in progress | 2021-06-09
    Thanks for the feedback, I believe there is an issue open for this feature, #3562. Is this correct? | 2021-06-09
    To see what we've been working on and see what else we're working on for 2.0 please check out our GitHub repo and join our Discord server at | 2021-06-09
  • Microsoft to reveal its next generation of Windows on June 24th | 2021-06-02
  • Does Windows requires Microsoft Account in order to get an app from the store? | 2021-05-31
    As an alternative, at least for the Files app, you can download it from github and sideload. Just download the Files-1.5.Msixbundle file from the release page and it should prompt you to install. | 2021-05-31
    Look like you can use either a local or Microsoft account to access the store but just like Google Play store or the Apple app store, you need an account. Alternatively, you could take advantage of the fact that you are running windows and download the app from outside their store. A link to "Files" on GitHub is here. There you can download directly or find alternative download locations, outside of the MS store.
  • Noticed that Files Windows app has a very similar tab design that was first released in August 2020 | 2021-04-17
    Noticed that Files Windows app has a very similar tab design that was first released in August 2020.
  • Redesigned File Explorer :) | 2021-04-14
  • Let's talk about must have applications that you can't live without! 2021 Edition | 2021-04-10
    I really wanna use Files as a replacement for File Explorer at some point but it's not that stable yet.
  • The new icons look really nice when combined with a blurred theme | 2021-03-28
    You can use to make the file explorer look even better.
  • Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21337 for the Dev Channel | 2021-03-17
    They are probably just going to use this I really doubt MS is going to make it from scratch