Microsoft Dusts Off '90s-Era File Manager for Windows 10


Later, the Windows Explorer (now known as File Explorer) replaced File Manager.

Microsoft's official GitHub repository is now host to the full WinFile source code, updated and modified from the Windows NT 4 release for compatibility with more recent Windows releases - including the ability to compile and execute the tool on 64-bit Windows installations for the first time.

Many more tweaks were needed since 2007 - incorporated in the master branch - to get File Manager to run on Windows 10.

File Manager, which was a key element of early versions of Windows, introduced a multiple-document interface that enabled users to view several folders in the same window.

From some quick testing, using File Manager today feels very unusual; quite. This version of the source code is referred to as "original_plus". However, he says he hasn't substantially changed the design or structure of it.

The Windows File Manager lives again and runs on all now supported version of Windows, including Windows 10.

Users can also specify a date range in File.Search to limit the files returned, which are ordered by date rather than name.

Licensed under the MIT License, the source code of the File Manager was supported by Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg.

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