Windows 11: Microsoft’s classic file manager, released in 1990, has been redesigned to install on Windows 10 and Windows 11. As TechRadar noted on Monday (17), the novelty works as an alternative to the latest versions of the operating system.
The legacy software, first used in Windows 3.0, was until then the only file and folder management tool available for Redmond’s system. This allowed the user to add, delete and rename tasks, among other things, via an icon at the top of the screen or by right-clicking on the selected item.
The easy access to resources, in a few clicks, is one of the highlights, unlike the current Explorer in windows 11, which require opening other menus to access certain functions. The program also stands out for its tree structure, which provides a broader overview of the content stored on the computer.
There are even several display options, making it possible to see the files stored in a folder more clearly. Another attraction is the ease of navigation, even with multiple windows open, all of which are displayed in the main program screen, rather than opening individual tabs.
Where to download
The updated version of WinFile was created by a team led by Microsoft Azure architect Craig Wittenberg, based on source code made available in 2018. In addition to the old look and familiar features, it includes some minor improvements, such as a new survey.
The classic file manager from the 90s can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft Store and also from GitHub. The program runs on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs.