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       12 Oct 2016 #10

    Edwin said: View Post
    The UWP File Explorer will render custom icons but not for folders, much like the Start Menu!
    You can create new folders and move items that will reflect in the Win32 environment.

    (That icon pack looks great with a dark UI!)

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    Too bad we can't do this with free software
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  2.    02 Apr 2017 #11

    I can't seem to enable UWP Explorer any more. I'm currently on build 14393.969.
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       02 Apr 2017 #12

    Hey Nick, :)

    You might see if re-registering your apps may allow it to work afterwards.

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  4.    02 Apr 2017 #13

    Thanks Sean, will try that in the morning. Never do things when you're tired
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  5.    02 Apr 2017 #14

    @Brink
    My UWP Explorer shortcut no longer works on 14393 either!
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       02 Apr 2017 #15

    Might be an issue in that build then, it's working for me in build 15063.11.
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  7.    02 Apr 2017 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    Might be an issue in that build then, it's working for me in build 15063.11.
    Me too.
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  8.    02 Apr 2017 #17

    Brink said: View Post
    Might be an issue in that build then, it's working for me in build 15063.11.
    I'll try my insider machine tomorrow to confirm.
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       02 Apr 2017 #18

    I just tested in a W10 buld 14393.970 VM, and the shortcut doesn't work in it. It's definitely an issue in the build.
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  •    03 Apr 2017 #19

    I can confirm that it works in build 15063. I hope they continue to work on this.

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