Windows 10’s File Explorer Is Finally Getting Support for Tabs

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 47 Comments

Microsoft is finally bringing tabs to the File Explorer in Windows. With the release of Windows 10 Redstone 5 later this year, the company is introducing a new Sets feature that brings tabs to all Windows applications. The company tested Sets earlier with a small group of Windows Insiders, but it’s going to release the feature later this year with Redstone 5.

The updated version of Sets in Redstone 5 comes with a lot of improvements — but more importantly, it supports a couple of Win32 apps. This includes File Explorer, Notepad, PowerShell, and yes, Command Prompt. Tabs in File Explorer has been a much-requested feature in Windows for years, and a lot of users will be pleased to see the addition of tabs in Windows later this year.

Microsoft has also included a number of other improvements to Sets in Redstone 5. The design of the feature now looks way more polished, and users can now use the new tab page to open new apps in a new tab. Microsoft is also introducing the ability to restore Sets from a previous session, which will work with Timeline in Windows 10 and let users pick up from where they left off.

Tabs in File Explorer, along with the new and improved Sets feature is available with Windows 10 Redstone 5 build 17618 to those part of Skip Ahead in the Windows Insider program. As for the public, you will have to wait until the end of this year for the new update.

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