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File Browser question

  1. #1


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    Win 8.1

    File Browser question


    Hi, I know 8/8.1 doesn't have file browser, which is extremely strange that we have to get a 3rd party file browser, but is this same in Windows 10?

    Also, the main question, which file browser are you using in Windows metro interface?
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    all the windows version come with a file browser,, so what you asking how do you view the file on your PC ??
    File Explorer..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    all the windows version come with a file browser,, so what you asking how do you view the file on your PC ??
    File Explorer..
    I was referring to file browser in Metro. There is no File Browser or "file explorer" or any kind of tool, therefore if a device has been locked to metro interface, there is absolutely no way to navigate through folders and open files.

    Sure, there is no problem in desktop mode.
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  4. #4


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,582
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I believe you are correct. I guess MS figured anyone that needed to navigate thru folders and open files would use the desktop for that.

    As you already are aware, there are 3rd part apps to do that. Windows 10 is the same.
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