Check the new Windows 11 Build 22621.160 (Beta)

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Alexandru Poloboc
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  • You should definitely check out the new Windows 11 Beta Channel Insider Build.
  • The notable change is that Microsoft has finally added the File Explorer tabs.
  • What's even more pleasing is that Build 22621.160 only brings one known issue.
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Last week we discussed the new File Explorer tabs feature that was made available for the Windows Insiders that conduct their testing on the Dev Channel, through Build 25136.

Well, don’t feel bad if you’re on the Beta Channel instead, because Microsoft has just released Build 22621.160 to the Windows 11 Insiders on the Beta Channel.

And you would be pleased to know that this new Build brings improvements to the File Explorer in the form of Tabs, as well as some navigation updates.

File Explorer tabs are available on the Beta Channel

As far as File Explorer is concerned, the tech giant introduced a refreshed layout of the left navigation pane which makes it easy for you to switch between folders.

This update actually provides easy access to your pinned and frequently used folders (Quick access) and your OneDrive cloud profiles added to Windows.

Windows folders that are available by default in the navigation pane are no longer displayed under This PC to keep that view focused on your PC’s drives.

In addition to seeing live content from the weather widget, you’ll also start to see live updates from the sports and finance widgets, along with breaking news alerts.

However, you should know that you might not get to test this feature right away, as the Redmond tech company has stated in the official blog post.

We are beginning to roll this feature out, so it isn’t available to all Insiders in the Beta Channel just yet as we plan to monitor feedback and see how it lands before pushing it out to everyone.

That’s pretty much all that can be said about the new Beta Channel Build, with the exception of the one known issue that has been also listed in the same post.

And by that, we mean that the up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs, and it will be fixed in a future update, according to Microsoft.

Have you installed this latest Windows 11 Beta Channel update? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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