How to enable the modern UWP File Explorer App for Windows 10

In this post I am going to show you how to enable the new mobile and touch friendly File Explorer app for Windows 10.

Many people are working hard with Windows 10. But sometimes the looks of this old File Explorer app doesn’t look like for example, the Settings app from Windows 10. These people would like to have a File Explorer app that looks modern, new, is touch friendly and is fast.

There is a solution available for you, like always. Microsoft has not implemented the app yet, but there are workarounds to enable the new UWP File Explorer app for you Windows 10 operating system.

With this new app that is optimized for fast file exploring and for touch screens, you can make the looks of your Windows 10 more modern. It does not have yet so many features like the classic File Explorer app like creating ZIP files but it can still do quite a lot though.

You can create folders, but files in it, create txt files, rename them and a lot more.

Sound like fun? Well, here’s how to enable it.

You need at least the Windows 10 Creators Update version number 1703 to have this app implemented in your OS. If you have not upgraded yet, do it.

So here’s how to enable it:

First, you have to right click on your desktop screen and create a new shortcut by clicking on “new”.

Now you have to copy and paste a little line of code into the shortcut direction. Copy this code: explorer shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App and paste it in.

Enter a name in the line and save it.

Well, that was basically it! Easy, right? Now just double click on the shortcut to launch the new UWP File Explorer version and start working with it. You can also drag and drop the shortcut into the taskbar to reach it more easily.

If you don’t want the white design, go to your settings app and change your Windows theme to dark and then this new File Explorer app will also be dark.