Microsoft to remove some old File Explorer features on Windows 11

Microsoft has stated that some of the old settings under Folder Options in File Explorer will be removed as part of an effort to reduce the number of File Explorer settings on Windows 11.

In its latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build, the company said, “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. Many of these are legacy settings that have been around. For ages and are not being regularly used by people on Windows 11”.

The settings which will no longer appear under Folder Options. In File Explorer are — Hide Folder Merge conflict, always show icons, never thumbnails, display. File icon on thumbnails, display file type information on Folder. Tips, hide protected OS files, show drive letters, show popup description for Folder and Desktop items, show encrypted. Or compressed NTFS files in colour, and use sharing wizard.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft’s best-known software products are the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. Microsoft ranked No. 14 in the 2022 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations. By total revenue;it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue as of 2022. It is often considered as one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet (parent company of Google), AmazonApple, and Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook).

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Windows. The company’s 1986 initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent rise in its share price created three billionaires and an estimated 

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