Windows 10: How can I replace the default file explorer with the new files app?

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  1. How can I replace the default file explorer with the new files app?


    Hello,I just installed the new files app from Microsoft store and it is excellent!! It fascinated me and now I want to replace the old file explorer. Is it possible? If yes, then how can I proceed?

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    Hossain_Aryan 65, Sep 14, 2021
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  2. Win10: set 'view' default in file explorer

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    As I understand that you are trying to set file explorer as default. We will help you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps how to set file explorer as default and check if it helps.

    1. In the search box type as “settings”.

    2. Go to “system” and click on “default apps”.

    3.Then click on “set default apps by”.

    4. Select “File Explorer from the list” and click on “choose defaults for this program”.

    5. Then check the box “select all” and click on “save.

    6. Then click on “ok”.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 14, 2021
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  3. Billb1111 Win User
    Displaying Thumbnails for .jpg files in Windows 10 File Explorer

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    As "recommended for Windows 10", "Photos" is the default app for "Photo viewer" (.jpg isn't really listed as the file extension in the settings).

    Do you have another app you would suggest?

    By the way, my photos open and display just fine, the issue is the general absence of thumbnails in File Explorer.
     
    Billb1111, Sep 14, 2021
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  4. How can I replace the default file explorer with the new files app?

    File Explorer default veiw setting Win 10 Pro

    Hi Bob,

    You can change the default settings of your File Explorer view. If you would like to sort it by Date, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Go to Start, type File Explorer.
    • Select View located at the top of the address bar.
    • Locate Sort by.
    • Select Date.
    • Choose between Ascending and Descending.
    • Close the File Explorer and check back if the changes applied.

    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Ronalene Mat, Sep 14, 2021
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