Private developer Yair Aichenbaum officially released his new Files File Explorer build 2.3.7, which improved a lot over recent years. It has become quite a project. Now you can download the updated app officially in the Microsoft Store or on GitHub.
This release includes a number of bug fixes and improvements for extracting, viewing and editing archives.
Changelog for Files File Explorer 2.3.7
- Bump Vanara.PInvoke.Mpr from 3.4.5 to 3.4.6 by @dependabot in #9674
- Bump Microsoft.Data.Sqlite.Core from 6.0.7 to 6.0.8 by @dependabot in #9689
- Bump Microsoft.NET. Test.SDK from 17.2.0 to 17.3.0 by @dependabot in #9699
- Introduce abstract storage layer by @d2dyno1 in #9544
- New Crowdin updates by @yaichenbaum in #9611
- Folder path is now displayed when hovering a tab. (#6808) by @QuaintMako in #9700
- Fix Google Drive detection by @gave92 in #9716
- Fix archive extraction by @gave92 in #9726
- Version v2.3.7 by @yaichenbaum in #9728
The next generation of Files
This milestone marks the beginning of a reinvigorated effort to modernize and improve the architecture of the Files codebase. A well-architected, testable codebase will not only attract new contributors but enables us to offer platform-specific benefits in the long run. Furthermore, we will be able to iterate faster, accelerating our transition to the Windows App SDK. Switching will remove longstanding limitations in the present app model and will enable us to deliver improvements in net performance and reliability.
We hope to share more about this effort in the coming months.