How to Use | Restore Windows 10 File Explorer in Windows 11

    Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 build 22000 with lots of useful features and one out of them is improved File Explorer. It looks clean, comes with a brand-new command bar and beautifully designed context menu when make a right-click in File Explorer.

    Overall, if you’re looking for a refined File Explorer in Windows 11, then Microsoft has done its best to offer the same.

    After installing Windows 11 some users want to restore the classic File Explorer that comes in Windows 10 in Windows 11. Maybe they don’t like the new one or want to stick with classic because the options are visible.

    How to Use | Restore Windows 10 File Explorer in Windows 11

    Whatever is the reason. Fortunately, you can disable New File Explorer in Windows 11 and restore the Classic File Explorer from Windows 10. Here’s how you can do that:

    Click on the Search icon available on the taskbar, type File Explorer Options. When it appears in search results, click to open it.

    file explorer options

    In Folder options window, switch to View tab.

    Launch Folder Windows in Separate Process

    Head over to Advanced settings section. Under this, check the box for Launch Folder Windows in Separate Process. Click Apply and OK.

    file explorer in windows 11

    Current File Explorer in Windows 11

    file explorer from windows 10 to windows 11

    File Explorer from Windows 10 to Windows 11

    After that, reopen the File Explorer. This time, you will see a Classic File Explorer that is available in Windows 10.

    We have YouTube tutorial on how to do that:

    As Simple as that!

    Tip – Some users reporting that after installing Windows 11 they are seeing the old file explorer that comes in Windows 10. You can also use the above workaround to get the New one.

    Viney Dhiman
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