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Windows 11 to eliminate old File Explorer feature: Know more

Microsoft will remove several settings from Folder Options in File Explorer on Windows 11, including options like hiding folder merge conflicts, showing icons instead of thumbnails, displaying file type information on folder tips, and more.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Published on: June 16, 2023 14:34 IST
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Microsoft has announced that it will be removing certain old settings from the Folder Options in File Explorer as part of its efforts to streamline the number of settings available in Windows 11. The decision was revealed in the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build. According to Microsoft, these settings are considered legacy options that have been present for a long time but are not frequently used by Windows 11 users.

The settings that will be eliminated from Folder Options in File Explorer include Hide Folder Merge conflict, always show icons, never thumbnails, display file icon on thumbnails, display file type information on Folder tips, hide protected OS files, show drive letters, show popup description for Folder and Desktop items, show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in colour, and use sharing wizard.

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In addition to these changes, Microsoft has also announced an upcoming update to the Clock app, which will introduce a new Focus Session widget. This feature will be made available to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels. The widget will enable users to easily initiate and end focus sessions on their devices, providing a convenient way to enhance productivity and manage tasks.

Microsoft's decision to remove these old settings reflects its efforts to simplify the user experience in Windows 11 by reducing clutter and focusing on frequently used features. These changes aim to streamline the settings available in File Explorer and offer users a more efficient and intuitive interface.

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It's important to note that these developments are based on the Windows 11 Insider Preview build and may be subject to further adjustments and refinements before the official release of Windows 11 to the general public.

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