Microsoft Windows 11 File Explorer

Last week, Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136 to the Dev Channel with File Explorer tabs and navigation updates. Microsoft today announced that it is expanding the availability of the Dev Channel build features to Beta channel Insiders.

With the new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.160 (KB5014770) available to the Beta Channel, users can enjoy the following new features:

  • The title bar of File Explorer now has tabs.
  • Along with tabs, Microsoft has also introduced a refreshed layout of the left navigation pane. The updated navigation pane offers easy access to your pinned and frequently used folders (Quick access) and the OneDrive cloud profiles added to Windows.

This build also comes with a known issue. The up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. Microsoft mentioned that this issue will be fixed in a future update.