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Microsoft shows off the new File Explorer icon for Windows 10

Microsoft changes icons

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview version includes the latest batch of redesigned folders for the platform. Microsoft has released new icons for its Office suite to reflect its transition to cloud computing in 2019, and since then, it has been rolling out updated icons for Windows 10’s core applications such as calendar and mail.

The latest batch of icons will change the appearance of the folders you find in File Explorer, including top-level user folders such as desktop, documents, downloads, and pictures.

Microsoft changed the direction of folders to achieve greater consistency on Windows 10. At the same time, the new design aims to make them clear at a glance, eliminating the need to select multiple yellow folders.

Microsoft changes icons
Microsoft changes icons

The tech giant also updated the “Recycle Bin” and “Local Disk” icons so that they face the front instead of the side. Microsoft said that over time, it will continue to introduce new Windows 10 icons to make the appearance more cohesive.

The company also made some changes to the latest Preview version. It has renamed the “Windows Management Tools” folder in “Start” to “Windows Tools”, and added support for new shortcuts when renaming files: CTRL + left/right arrow words in the file name Move the cursor between, and CTRL + Delete and CTRL + Backspace can delete words at once.

The new preview version also comes with a list of bugs and fixes for known issues and is now available for Windows Insiders in the developer channel.

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