Windows 10 "file explorer" was so ridiculously bad, I looked for an alternative and never found one. The Windows 11 version (first image) doesn't look nearly as bad, but I'm skeptical of the functionality since Microsoft screwed the last one up so bad.

Someone I follow on GitHub starred an alternative Files app for Windows 11 (second image), and it looks more consistent with the design language of modern Windows.

It's pretty bizarre that Windows Terminal is one of the best Microsoft apps now.


@brianna Microsoft just does not believe in their own designs. They should have treated Windows 7 like Apple treats OS X. The basic user interface paradigm is solved and only needs to change a little bit over time. Not that Apple has done a great job of that over the last 10 years exactly.

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