The dreaded future of Explorer

Discussion in 'Interesting/Unrelated' started by Trouba, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Trouba

    Trouba Administrator Staff Member

    If you have Win10 Creator's Update installed, try the following to access the hidden new Explorer Microsoft has been working on.

    Desktop -> Right-click, create New shortcut. For location, enter:
    explorer shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App
    Name it anything. For example, Magellan's Challenged Brother.

    Double-click it and the new Explorer pops up.

    So this is apparently where Microsoft is going with Explorer. Legacy Explorer is feature-rich and deep; the new UI Explorer is shallow and not very customizable. So what about the modern app ecosystem is not toy-like when compared to legacy apps? Yeah maybe I can run it on my phone but not at the expense of features, thank you.

    We'll see where this goes but I'm not impressed with the right-click options (when they're even there).

    Just a screenie I grabbed from a site:

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  2. The Freezer

    The Freezer Lead Developer for SetupS Staff Member

    Looks like more dummied-down crap
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  3. Glenn

    Glenn Administrator

    "I clicked on one of the yellow files at the top and all my other files have disappeared now, where did they go?", MS's fix for this would be to no longer save your last location and enter the user directory each time, just in case someone wasn't able to read the path they are in, tho with the blurry fonts maybe they can't.
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