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Files is an open source file manager and can best be described as a modern version of Windows Explorer, with many extras such as tabs, themes, integration with online storage services and labels. Files does not replace Windows Explorer, but can simply be used alongside it. You can download from the Windows Store or from GitHub† Version 2.1.7 was released a few days ago and the changelog of that version looks like this:

What’s Changed

  • Improved performance of the delete confirmation dialog #8041
  • Improved UI responsiveness for file operations with many items #8046
  • Added update button to the toolbar #8054
  • Stop loading icons when the conflict dialog is closed #8042
  • Added an option to hide files dot files #8169
  • Added a shortcut to collapse the sidebar #8157
  • Show progress in status center while preparing items for copy, cut and drag #8047

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash that would sometimes occur when closing the properties window #8016
  • Fixed breadcrumb hit target #8098
  • Fixed an issue where the tab title was missing in the document’s library #8107
  • Fixed an issue where symlinks weren’t displaying properly #8145
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when renaming items in the tile’s layout #8189
  • Fixed moving items from PC to MTP (phone) storage #8044

Version number 2.1.7
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11
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License type GPL
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