• Microsoft removes Win10 File Explorer features without notice

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    ISSUE 21.02 • 2024-01-08


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Microsoft’s updates for Windows 10 in November and December 2023 made significant changes to the File Explorer interface and its search functionality. But the Redmond software giant has posted no written information about the differences or how users can configure them.

    Some of the modifications revert File Explorer to the configuration it had in Windows 10 19H2, the version that existed way back in November 2019.

    Ironically, you may find that you actually prefer the old behaviors to the new ones.

    But that isn’t the point. The point is that changes of this magnitude cry out for written explanations from Microsoft.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (21.02.0, 2024-01-08).
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