The latest build of Windows 11 22621.160 (KB5014770) adds File Explorer tabs to the beta channel.

Microsoft today released new build 22621.160 to Windows 11 Insiders on the beta channel. The build contains improvements to the tabbed file explorer, as well as new navigation updates. This also fixes the issue with the tabs themselves. You can find the full changelog below:

What news

Explorer tabs and navigation updates

To help you work in multiple places at the same time, File Explorer’s title bar now has tabs. We’d love your feedback on which tab features you’d like to see next.

File Explorer also introduces a redesigned left navigation bar layout that makes it easier to navigate to the folders that matter to you. The updated organization gives you easy access to your pinned and frequently used folders (quick access) and your OneDrive cloud profiles added to Windows. OneDrive cloud profiles reflect the username associated with the account. Known Windows folders that are available by default in the navigation bar are no longer shown under This PC to keep this view focused on your PC’s drives. When you navigate to folders that you sync with OneDrive, such as Documents, Pictures, and so on, the correct path is shown in the address bar so you know when your folders are in the cloud and when they are local to you.

[We’re starting to roll out this feature so it’s not yet available to all Insiders in the beta channel as we plan to monitor feedback and see how it works before releasing it to the public.]

FEEDBACK. Send feedback to the Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Files, Folders, and Online Storage > File Explorer.

Tabbed Explorer with navigation updates.

Next there is only one known issue

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  • The up arrow has been shifted on Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.

You can find the official blog post here .

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