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How to Enable UWP File Explorer on Windows 11

Hi all today in this article we will talk about how you can enable UWP File Explorer on Windows 11. UWP File Explorer on Windows 11? Yes, it is possible. Microsoft has been working on UWP File Explorer for Windows 11 for some time now, and the company has delayed the official launch of the new file explorer, but with a simple trick you can access the new file explorer on Windows 11. In the coming months, Microsoft will replace the original File Explorer with the UWP version. We’ve seen Microsoft slowly move the Control Panel to the Settings app in Windows 11, File Explore is the next app in the queue.

Six long years have passed since the last major release of Windows, and a lot has happened in the operating system space since then. Microsoft is back with a vengeance to create a modern version of the Windows user experience that’s easy to use, beautifully designed, and well-connected all in an effort to make your professional or creative workflows more productive.

File Explorer, also called Windows Explorer or Explorer, is a file browser found in every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95. It is used to navigate and manage drives, folders and files on your computer. File Explorer has a similar look and function to its predecessor, Windows Explorer, but comes with more features and functionality. Before proceeding, we recommend you to update windows 11. There are many hidden features of Windows 11 that you may not know about.

How to Turn on UWP File Explorer on Windows 11

Step 1. Right-click the free space on the Windows 11 PC desktop. Choose New item and then click on abbreviation Possibility.’

Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the location field.

explorer.exe shell:AppsFolderc5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

Step 3. Click Next Button.

Step 4. In the next window, enter a useful name like “New File Explorer”.

Step 5. Click Finished to create the desktop shortcut.

Final Words

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to enable UWP File Explorer on Windows 11.  After you have successfully performed the above steps, you will see a “New File Explorer” shortcut on the desktop. Double-click the newly created shortcut to access the new File Explorer.

If you want to access the newly created File Explorer frequently, you can pin the shortcut to the Windows 11 system tray or Start menu. To pin the new File Explorer shortcut, select it and then right-click it. Select “Show more options” from the context menu. Here you can select either “Pin to Start” or “Pin to Taskbar” or both options. If you like our article, please share it with others.

I hope you understand this article, How to Enable UWP File Explorer on Windows 11.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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