Enable Touch Friendly File Explorer In Windows 10 on Surface Pro

Windows 10 comes with the default file browser named File Explorer, which is renamed from the Windows Explorer. With the latest updates, the system brings a new optimized File Explorer with a touch-enabled interface, so user don’t need to use mouse regularly or occasionally on their touch screen tablets or laptops. This is a welcome change, as the old Control Panel is replaced by the Settings app.

How to Enable Touch Friendly File Explorer in Windows 10 on Surface Pro
Note: Make sure your system has been updated to Windows 10 build 15063 and above. The Windows updates will ship with a touch-optimized app.

Where is the Touch Friendly File Explorer app?
* Open the File Explorer, navigate to the location:

C:\Windows\SystemApps\

* Go inside the Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy folder, and you should see the FileExplorer.exe file. However, if you hold and press or double click on FileExplorer.exe, the program won’t start and nothing happens.

How to Enable Touch Friendly File Explorer In Windows 10
* From your desktop, hold-and-press or right click on any empty area, select New > Shortcut from the context menu, enter the string below in location field,

explorer shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

and click next button.
* You must named the shortcut to explorer.exe while renaming it to File Explorer will get the Win32 one.

Now you can double click on the shortcut to run the tablet version ) of Windows File Explorer. Its UI looks nice. The icons of Folders and files are larger, and navigation is simple to input. You are able to do basic tasks, like create folders, delete, move, rename files. However, the app still miss functionality of regular version supports, such as lack of drop down menu, no option to access file sync services, and no tabs yet.

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