How to enable the UWP File Explorer on Windows 10?

Microsoft keeps improving its Windows 10 operating system. It looks that it will replace the old classic File Explorer shortly. Starting with the Creators Update (v1703), Windows 10 features a hidden File Explorer based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). It is a touch-optimized app that might replace the classic File Explorer in the coming days. However, UWP File Explorer is not directly available for users, but you can still adopt this new modern file manager on Windows 10 with some easy steps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to open the new File Explorer in Windows 10.

How to Open the New UWP-based File Explorer in Windows 10?

To enable and open the new UMP (Universal Windows Platform) File Explorer on Windows 10 PC, do the following:-

Step 1. Right-click on the free space on the Windows 10 PC Desktop. Select New and then click Shortcut.

Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines in the location box.
explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

Step 3. Click the Next button.

Step 4. On the next window, type a useful name like “New File Explorer.”

Step 5. Click the Finish button to create the Desktop shortcut.

Once you have completed the above steps successfully, you will see a “New File Explorer” shortcut on the Desktop. Double-click on the newly created shortcut to access the new file explorer. If you want to access the newly created file explorer frequency, you can drag the shortcut to the Taskbar of Windows 10.

That’s all!

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