File explorer to lose options we love (and hate?)

    File explorer to lose options we love (and hate?)

    File explorer to lose options we love (and hate?)

    MS fiddles with file explorer

    Posted: 21 Jun 2023

    Microsoft to Remove Multiple Folder Options from File Explorer

    Perhaps this will only affect Win 11?

    Microsoft is prepping to remove some of its folder options from its Windows File Explorer program. While the motive for their deprecation is that they are said to be rarely used, many power users will likely disagree with Microsoft's decision.

    "We are removing a handful of old settings under Folder Options in File Explorer as part of an effort to clean up the number of settings for File Explorer," a statement by Microsoft reads. "Many of these are legacy settings that have been around for ages and are not being regularly used by people on Windows 11."
    dalchina's Avatar Posted By: dalchina
    21 Jun 2023


  1. Posts : 7,964
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    How does MS know which file explorer options I use?
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  2. Posts : 43,418
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       #2

    Maybe not you personally, but think 'telemetry' - or even old-fashioned user surveys.

    Of course, if you're in the 'wear a tin hat' brigade, you will lose sleepless nights over this...
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