Microsoft tests file suggestions in File Explorer

by nativetechdoctor

Microsoft says the File Explorer program in Windows 11 preview will deliver the most relevant and fastest file recommendations, currently available only to businesses.

Microsoft is testing a system called File Recommendations in the File Explorer app. Accordingly, when users access the main tab, the application will display the specific files they are most likely to want to open at the top.

In a blog post, the Redmond-based consortium said the current version is only available to some Insiders in the Microsoft Developer Channel who have the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23403 update installed . File recommendations in File Explorer will be activated when a user logs in with an Azure Active Directory account, which is aimed at the business audience only. The program will recommend files on the cloud that they own or are shared.

It seems that Microsoft also realizes this feature can be controversial. Not everyone wants unexpected results in their File Explorer application. Another reason is that the company has been experimenting with inserting ads in File Explorer, so there is concern that the recommendation system is starting to be useful but will also advertise other things at the same time.

Version 23403 also experimented with expanding the Windows Live Captions system to support more languages, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Microsoft also included the Access Keys system in the File Explorer context menu, allowing users to have options like Open With or Copy as Path by pressing menu key on the keyboard and a corresponding letter.

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